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Historical architecture combined with the natural landscape: open ponds and reedy bodies of water, forests and grassland in the neighbourhood.
The 12 hectares of the area consist of four former fish ponds in the Molenbeek valley. The ponds have been managed in a nature-friendly way for ten years. They are a good place to make the first spring observations of Reed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Blackcap and Garden Warbler. During the winter half-year, in addition to modest numbers of Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Common Teal are present. Other duck species are seen to a lesser extent Gadwall, Northern Shoveler.
In recent years many rareties were seen during migration, like Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Purple Heron, Great Bittern, Long-tailed Duck, Penduline Tit, Common Scoter and Squacco Heron.
By car: Park Abbey, Abdij van Park 7, 3001 Leuven. And then walking. The circular route (see the map) is about 2.5 km.