SP9314 : Corn Poppy in Cornfield at College Lake

taken 9 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Corn Poppy in Cornfield at College Lake
Corn Poppy in Cornfield at College Lake
Papaver rhoeas (common names include corn poppy, corn rose, field poppy, Flanders poppy, red poppy, red weed, and coquelicot) LinkExternal link
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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Date Taken
Monday, 4 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 7 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Grassland  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9344 1435 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.1984N 0:38.7449W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9343 1434
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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