SP9313 : Ox-eye Daisies line the path to the Visitor Centre at College Lake

taken 2 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Ox-eye Daisies line the path to the Visitor Centre at College Lake
Ox-eye Daisies line the path to the Visitor Centre at College Lake
Ox-eye daisies SP9313 : One of the very many Oxeye Daisies at College Lake were very common in the grassed areas of College Lake.
I find it interesting that shortly after the area was built there were a number of Teasels - but not so in the last couble of years - although they can be found elsewhere on the reserve.
Same path in opposite direction SP9313 : The path from the Visitor Centre to the Car Park at College Lake
The Visitors' Centre, College Lake, near Tring

Work started on the current Visitors' Centre in 2009, which was designed to contain many eco-friendly features. It was opened the following year, and includes a reception area, small cafe (drinks, sandwiches, cakes, and ice creams) with views over the reserve, a display area, toilets and staff offices. There is a large hide with excellent views over the reserve immediately adjacent to it.
There are good disabled facilities and mobility vehicles can be arranged for those who cannot walk round the 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

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Paths  Sport, Leisure  Grassland  Park and Public Gardens 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9354 1392 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9655N 0:38.6649W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9356 1392
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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