Duck End Nature Reserve
Duck End is a small local reserve, just 1ha in size, with ponds, meadow and woodland. It is the last remnant of Maulden Moor, a much larger area of wet peaty grassland which was drained in the 19th century.
It is home to rare wetland plants such as bog pimpernel and the insectivorous bladderwort, secretive mammals such as water shrews and in summer is alive with dragonflies and damselflies.
The Greensand Trust and its volunteers have managed Duck End since 2001 – we lease the land from Central Bedfordshire Council.
Address – Moor Lane, Maulden [postcode for houses in Moor Lane is MK45 2DJ]
Grid reference of reserve entrance – TL051374