Have you always wanted to meet a real Texel forest ranger? Which can! Come and drink coffee at Nature Center De Marel on Tuesday morning. You can talk freely during this hour. Have you found or photographed something that you do not know what it is, take the find or the photo with you. You can ask all your questions about the nature reserves of Natuurmonumenten or share an experience about a beautiful walk or bike ride. Are you coming too? Times: every Tuesday morning from 11 am to 12 noon.
Natuurcentrum De Marel, Nieuwlanderweg 38, 1793 EV De Waal
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Four years after Jac. P. Thijsse had founded Natuurmonumenten, the first purchase took place on Texel: 7ha of land was purchased in the Waalenburg polder (in the year 1909). It happened at a time when the birdlife of the polder was threatened, because people wanted to lower the water level. At the time, Thijsse wrote about Waalenburg: 'it was teeming with lapwings, clods, black-tailed godwits, redshanks, ruffs, common terns, black-headed gulls, black terns and a slate heron spawned in 1907'. In the course of the 20th century, the polder developed into an important nature reserve where many birds, such as black-tailed godwits, breed and the harlequin and broad orchid occur in large numbers.
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