Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (Doncaster) Reviews
Newest Review: ... of former coal mining in the area. Around these lakes have grown reedbeds, which are an endangered habitat and attract many rare birds. The reserve's star species include the bittern, a bulky, brown heron that is perfectly adapted to reedbed habitats. This elusive species can be seen with relative ease from the reserve's Piper Marsh hide. Another elusive wetland species, the water rail, is uncharacteristically cocky here, and can be seen strutting around under the reserve's bird feeders. The reserve not only contains reedbeds, but a wide range of habitats including open water and woodlands. It is home to wading birds, such as lapwing... more
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by - written on 07/01/09 (Very useful, 134 readings)
Potteric Carr nature reserve, managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, is found just 2 miles from the centre of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and very close to the Lakeland Shopping Centre. This unlikely location is home to one of Yorkshire's best-loved nature reserves, 500 acres of managed habitats that attracts birdwatchers from miles around. The reserve houses several lakes, which are the result of subsidence of former coal mining in the area. Around these lakes have grown reedbeds, which are an endangered habitat and attract many rare birds. The reserve's star species include the bittern, a bulky, brown heron that is perfectly adapted to reedbed ... Read the complete review
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