SP9314 : Everything looks different on a day like this at College Lake

taken 5 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Everything looks different on a day like this at College Lake
Everything looks different on a day like this at College Lake
One of the great attractions of the College Lake Nature Reserve is that as the seasons and the weather changes there is always something "new" to see - even if it simply involves seeing familiar things in a new way. On a day like this the path just fades away into the distance.
The pile of logs (0ne of many) has been left to rot down and provide a home for invertebrate animals.
Walk round College Lake in the fog > SP9314 : The guided party look at an area of unimproved chalk grassland
Wintery Scenes round College Lake :: SP9313
The nature reserve looks very different after snow, a hard frost and even during a fog.
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
Sunday, 4 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 February, 2015
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Paths  Air, Sky, Weather 
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Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9320 1479 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.4381N 0:38.9467W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9317 1485
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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