Monday, 24 November 2014

Day 23 - A Nature Ramble At Nosterfield

Day 23

Hi all today is Day 23 and today I have got some information about my walk at Nosterfield Nature Reserve. First of all I have to say that we do not have the camera to upload pictures so today it will just be writing. We have some facts about the reserve itself:

  • The reserve is near to Masham in a place called West Tanfield.
  • It is a former quarry site meaning there are lots of lakes where it has been blown up for rocks.
  • It is considered the area's premier wet grassland and has been a popular bird watching site since the 1970's.
  • Earlier this year we went when it was undergoing a facelift while we were there we saw literally 100's of tiny little frogs like the one below

  • They have also built a new dipping pond which will be in use hopefully by the spring when animals and insects have discovered it.
  • Wetland birds such as lapwings, shovellers and wigeons are inhabitants there.
  • Also we saw a flock of about 50 water birds land on the water that were smaller than a mallard, but we weren't close enough to see what they were. If anyone knows what they were then please tweet me on my Twitter page.
  • We saw lots of Gorse and holly which I'll be blogging about soon.
  • In the warmer weather we saw lots of dragonflies and damselflies and butterflies.
  • We spotted a Black cap, Robin and a Kestrel on the way back to the car at this amazing nature reserve.
  • There are two hides, a screen and an area for watching from your car.
  • All in all this is one of my favourite nature reserves and a great way to spend a Sunday morning. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you live in the area.
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