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photoblog image Nature Alive, Coalville 8/10

Nature Alive, Coalville 8/10

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 8/10

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 (13)

i love the sharpness here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: The water was really still it being sheltered by the trees behind which helped give such a good reflection.
Very nice reflections!
Brian Walbey: The water was really still it being sheltered by the trees behind which helped give such a good reflection.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Nov 2017, 05:49
The fish are hiding among the reeds.
Brian Walbey: I guess there are fish in there somewhere, this part doesn't look very deep.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 15 Nov 2017, 05:58
Très jolis reflets.
Brian Walbey: The water was really still it being sheltered by the trees behind which helped give such a good reflection.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Nov 2017, 06:24
The reeds are growing thickly here
Brian Walbey: This is away from the main area of the reserve so is perhaps left to its own devices a bit.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Nov 2017, 06:37
I can imagine Dragonflies here at the right season, Brian
Brian Walbey: As I've said before I've never got to see much of Dragonflies to photograph so your comment has made me think I must go there during the summer next year, perhaps there might be some about.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Nov 2017, 06:38
My kind of a park.
Brian Walbey: The water was really still it being sheltered by the trees behind which helped give such a good reflection.
One of my favorite songs by Anne Murray is her rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" when the background singers chime in with "still waters run deep." That's what immediately popped into mind when I saw this, Brian.
Brian Walbey: The water was really still it being sheltered by the trees behind which helped give such a good reflection.
for some reason The African Queen comes to mind!
Brian Walbey: Ginnie was reminded of Bridge over troubled Water.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Nov 2017, 10:15
Very watery Brian.
Brian Walbey: The water was really still it being sheltered by the trees behind which helped give such a good reflection.
The shallow ponds are perfect for ducks, coot,s herons and a few other long legger birds.
Brian Walbey: I suspect a winter visit would be a better time to see visiting wildfowl.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Nov 2017, 17:22
I can hear the frogs and what a wonderful scene here. Nice and quiet and nobody around to disturb the silence....
Brian Walbey: We only saw half a dozen people duirng our visit, it was lovely and quiet.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Nov 2017, 17:35
The autumns tiny are clearly evident here. The reeds will provide good cover for young waterfowl in the spring.
Brian Walbey: We've only been there in autumn, we must give winter and spring a try, we often go to the Aldi store next door which is where the parking for the reserve is.

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