Marshgate Spring can be divided into marshland and woodland habitats. Marshland is found on the flat area next to the railway line. A network of ditches help drainage across the reed and sedge beds, which support birds such as sedge and reed warblers. Grasshopper warblers have also been heard in past years.
Mature woodland runs from the Queensgate Centre alongside the old road safety centre. This area contains natural springs that feed into the marsh. The main trees are oak and hornbeam with some ash, hazel and willow.
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