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photoblog image Nature Alive, Coalville 7/10

Nature Alive, Coalville 7/10

Previously known as the ‘Overflows’ Nature Alive is now a designated local nature reserve, a far cry from its original use as a coal stocking yard and settling pools for Snibston Colliery. The site is rich in flora and fauna, boasting such habitants as water voles and great crested newts. The site is managed by North West Leicestershire District Council as a nature reserve to retain a natural and informal appearance. Nature Alive holds a variety of habitats including mature specimen trees and shrubs, ponds and open water, ditches, wildflower meadow, rough grass and hedgerows.

Nature Alive, Coalville 7/10

Previously known as the ‘Overflows’ Nature Alive is now a designated local nature reserve, a far cry from its original use as a coal stocking yard and settling pools for Snibston Colliery. The site is rich in flora and fauna, boasting such habitants as water voles and great crested newts. The site is managed by North West Leicestershire District Council as a nature reserve to retain a natural and informal appearance. Nature Alive holds a variety of habitats including mature specimen trees and shrubs, ponds and open water, ditches, wildflower meadow, rough grass and hedgerows.

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Nov 2017, 02:06
Cumbungi is wonderful stuff...looks great, and is excellent refuge for the wildlife.
Brian Walbey: Come the middle of winter I guess there will be lots of migrating wildfowl round those grasses.
I love all these mature grasses!
Brian Walbey: They look lovely don't they.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Nov 2017, 06:41
I wonder how deep the water is?
Brian Walbey: I didn't try to find out Chris.
A pleasant scene Brian
Brian Walbey: The whole place is Bill, even though it is not very large.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Nov 2017, 08:57
A little breeze on the water.
Brian Walbey: Just a tad, but on the wnole it was quite a nice late autumn day.
My daughter lived for a short time in a place called Minesville, reminiscent of the name here.
Brian Walbey: Indeed as the name suggests Coalville was a mining town, the pit was called Snibston and all the pithead gear and buildings are still there and open as a museum, there is a reasonably good photo of it here http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-coalville-signal-box-snibston-discovery-park-coalville-leicester-former-19164830.html
We have the same grasses but a couple of months difference in age.
Brian Walbey: I'm thinking these might be ahead of the grasses round your way.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Nov 2017, 16:45
I like the shimmied effect of the reflection on the water.
Brian Walbey: Looks rather pleasant doesn't it.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Nov 2017, 16:50
This looks just like the Somerset Levels, my happy hunting ground, Brian
Brian Walbey: I'm aware you lke going there. We had a holiday in a cottage at I think West Huntspill many years ago, Chris was in his early teens and fished all day while we went out with Caroline. He is now 41!

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