22, 26 and 29 July 2022 A fun OERRR nature excursion. Two enthusiastic youth guides will take you on a tour of the Waalenburg nature reserve around Natuurcentrum De Marel. Reservations: Through the website of Natuurmonumenten or at the desk of Nature Centre De Marel. The excursion is suitable for children aged 5 to 15. Time: 1.30 pm to 5 pm.
Nature, Field trips, and Birds
Natuurcentrum De Marel, Nieuwlanderweg 38, 1793EV 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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