SP9313 : The Iron Birds fly off into the Sunset

taken 3 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

The Iron Birds fly off into the Sunset
The Iron Birds fly off into the Sunset
College Lake Nature Reserve closes at 5pm for most of the year, and at 4pm between November and February. This means that normally you are not able to see what strange and mysterious things happen in the witching hours after the sun goes down. This morning the clocks went back and as it is still October I was able to be there to see what happened ...
See also SP9313 : Sculptured Birds fly over the College Lake Nature Reserve
College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring :: SP9314
College Lake is a large nature reserve with a very wide variety of habitats created from a large chalk pit. There is a large area of marsh with islands, and a deep water lake, while the cliffs surrounding the pit are in various stages of being "recovered" by nature. There is open meadow land and an area kept as an old fashioned cornfield full of flowers. There is woodland all round the area (originally planted to hide the quarry) and a large new woodland of native trees and shrubs. This all means that whatever time of the year you visit you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife.

There are good facilities for the visitor (and for school parties), including many hides, and displays of old agricultural equipment. It is run by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. LinkExternal link
Art Work at College Lake
In addition to acting as a nature reserve, College Lake also provides a setting for sculptures related to the natural world, and there are regular sessions where local artists can exhibit and sell their work.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 October, 2015
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