SP9313 : Filling the Bird Feeders by the Visitor Centre at College Lake

taken 1 year ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Filling the Bird Feeders by the Visitor Centre at College Lake
Filling the Bird Feeders by the Visitor Centre at College Lake
These feeders are placed so that birds using them can be seen by people eating at the outside tables at Badger Cafe. There are other bird feeders by The Barn SP9314 : Looking through the Bird Screen by The Barn at College Lake
A large number of people volunteer to help at College Lake - and because of its size there is always a lot that needs doing.
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
Wednesday, 20 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Educational sites  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9353 1396 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9872N 0:38.6729W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9353 1395
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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