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Les Marionville Réserve Naturelle

Hainaut  >  Belgium

The Marionville reserve covers around 70 ha in the Haine valley, which is now channeled. The result is a wetland of great ornithological interest.

Added by Cédric Fontaine

Description

The northern part of the site is occupied by a dozen small shallow bodies of water. In the center, the land collapsed following the underground exploitation of coal, allowing the establishment of a vast body of water of about ten hectares. During the nesting period, many ducks and aquatic birds can be observed.

In the fall, various shorebirds stop on the mudflats. On both sides extend reed beds more or less invaded by willows. Many birds visit these environments. To the east, the Marionville reserve stretches across an old railway line bordered by willow and hawthorn bushes. It is the paradise of the small birds. 

Details

Access

Access: parking provided by the City of Saint-Ghislain in Tertre, along rue Olivier Lhoir, between rue des Marionville and the level crossing.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Forest, Reedbeds, Mud flats

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration, Spring, Autumn

Route

Unpaved road, Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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