I have been craving a walk in nature for a while. One place I had previously visited – about five years ago – struck me as particularly appealing, nor least because I would make more of it, now I have a greater understanding of birds and natural habitats.
Fairburn Ings is certainly a curious place. I was surprised to learn that the RSBP, which administers the nature reserve, had taken willows and reeds out of one lake to improve the habitat for birds. Never had I considered that this presumably naturally occurring flora might be an obstruction to fauna.
must inhibit the growth of trees and other wild plants. The landscape seemed quite bare, which made me feel sad, although I appreciate it takes more than a decade for formerly industrial land to reach its full potential as a nature reserve.