Europe’s largest city wetlands open on Friday. Few locals knew of it earlier than however now they, and nature lovers all over the place, can get pleasure from this wonderful chicken reserve without cost
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We’re strolling alongside Songbird Stroll, beneath a row of waterside poplars very like ones Monet painted in Normandy. The October sky is gray however the footpath is lined with wildflowers: yellow gorse, purple knapweed, white campion. With a liquid twittering, a flock of goldfinches swoop overhead, then a transparent, penetrating music bursts from the bushes to 1 aspect. “Ooh, a Cetti’s warbler,” says wetlands director Veronica Chrisp.
There was a mill on this web site since no less than 1086 (it’s within the Domesday Guide), producing paper and copper