A green oasis near Kippax has been designated a Local Nature Reserve by Natural England.
The award to Ledston Luck Nature Reserve recognises its rich wildlife and enjoyment value.
The 16.8 hectare reserve, which is owned by Leeds City Council and managed in partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT), is a haven for wildlife.
Coun Lucinda Yeadon, executive board member for environment and sustainability, said: “This site in Ledston Luck is home to a variety of beautiful wildlife, and we are extremely proud that it has been granted Local Nature Reserve status by Natural England. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to ensure that Ledston Luck Nature Reserve remains a special place of calm and tranquillity for the wildlife that live there and also for visitors to the site.”
The site is home to 13 species of damsel and dragonflies, including the emperor dragonfly and large red damselfly.
The site on Ridge Road has seen many improvements in 2016 to visitor access and natural management.
See www.ywt.org.uk for more information.