Llandegfedd reservoir is the largest inland body of water habitat in the County. Since its formation in 1963 the reservoir has developed into one of the three regionally important overwintering wildfowl refuges in Wales and was accorded SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest ) status in 1971. The site is particularly important for the overall numbers and variety of wintering wildfowl, with large numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Mallard and many other notable species. The reservoir also attracts migrant birds on passage and regularly hosts visits from Osprey, Terns and a variety of wading birds.
Regular conservation work by the Rangers staff ensures the site plays host to a variety of important species. Sympathetic management of the sites grasslands has encourage a wide variety of flora and fauna, particularly Orchids, the Adder’s Tongue Fern and the tiny Harvest Mouse. Foxes, Rabbits, Stoats and Badgers are regularly seen. There’s also Otters on site, but as yet, these remain hidden and elusive.
The water is also home to many other interesting species, from the many record breaking Pike, the parasitic Sea and River Lamprey down to the endearing Bullhead. Along the waters edge can also be found many an interesting insect, some of which are rare, Scarce Four-dot Pin-palp a ground beetle being one.