SP9314 : Field Cow-Wheat in Cornfield at College Lake

taken 7 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Field Cow-Wheat in Cornfield at College Lake
Field Cow-Wheat in Cornfield at College Lake
The Cornfield at College Lake, near Tring
One of the special areas of the College Lake Nature Reserve is the cornfield, which is managed in such a way are to preserve many of the cornfield "weeds" that were common in the days before weed killers. It is at its best during the summer months.
College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring
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
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Monday, 4 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 7 June, 2012
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Grassland  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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Field Cow-Wheat 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 934 143 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.1985N 0:38.7536W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 934 143
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