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De Bruuk

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

De Bruuk Nature Reserve is famous for its grasslands. In June, it's colourful world with thousands of orchids flowering. But birdlife is good too!

Added by Twan Teunissen

Description

De Bruuk is a small nature reserve that consists of rare types of grassland full of orchids. The best time to visit is between May and July. Orchids and other plants will be in full bloom and rare butterflies like Purple Emperor, Large Tortoiseshell, Short-tailed Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary are flying around. Some birds you can see here are European StonechatTree Pipit and Grasshopper Warbler. If you're lucky you might see a European Grass Snake.

Besides the orchid rich meadows there are also soaked oak and alder forests. In these small forests Middle Spotted WoodpeckerGolden OrioleCommon RedstartEuropean Pied Flycatcher and European Honey-buzzard breed.

Just outside the reserve are different streams. In winter these are frequented by Common KingfisherGrey WagtailGreat EgretGreen Sandpiper and Little Grebe.

Details

Access

The nature reserve is small. On two sides there are car parks and it's easy stroll around in the reserve.

Early morning is of course best for birds. Later on the day is better for the rare butterflies.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Forest

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Summer, Spring

Best time to visit

Spring, Summer

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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