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Sunset over the water, opened by David Attenborough  by Elaine123

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Attenborough Nature Reserve is situated close to the Derbyshire Nottingham boundary and was once an area of wet grassland alongside the River Trent. As a result of decades of gravel extraction and careful restoration, the area has become a haven for wildlife now covering more than 365 hectares.
The reserve was established in 1966 and opened by Sir David Attenborough. It comprises a series of disused gravel pits excavated between 1929 and 1967. The process of recolonisation over some 40 years has created a wide range of aquatic and waterside habitats. Between the ponds are drier areas of scrub and grassland as well as areas of native willow and old stream courses. New species of plants and invertebrates are continually being recorded as part of the recolonisation process. The reserve has a wide range of fish and invertebrates including great diving beetle, damselflies, dragonflies (including the four-spotted chaser and southern and migrant hawkers), and zebra and swan mussels. Amphibians include the smooth newt.

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birds, ducks fish, hides, nature, reserve, sunset, water, wet land

Comments

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous golden glow, love it Elaine :)

  • – Elaine123

  • windinhair
    windinhairabout 4 years ago

    I can never get tired of sunsets…
    This is charming and peaceful… It could be in Africa for me ;-)

  • Wind

    – Elaine123

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyabout 4 years ago

    Superb shot Elaine. Val

  • – Elaine123

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • – Elaine123

  • leonie7
    leonie7about 4 years ago

    what a stuning capture so beautiful lee

  • – Elaine123

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 4 years ago

  • – Elaine123

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Shot!!

  • – Elaine123

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 4 years ago

    WOW, this is also so gorgeous Elaine!!!

  • – Elaine123

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    Love it a lot

  • Poete

    – Elaine123

  • Julie Sleeman
    Julie Sleemanabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot

  • Julie it is a super place to visit

    – Elaine123

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