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Moerputten

Noord Brabant  >  Netherlands

Nature reserve near 's-Hertogenbosch. It is one of the few remaining bogs south of the major rivers.

Added by Henk Vennix

Description

De Moerputten is a nature reserve very close to the city of 's-Hertogenbosch (als known as Den Bosch). The 118-hectare site is one of the few remaining peat bogs south of the major rivers in The Netherlands. The area consists of many different terrain types. There are hay meadows, reed beds, swamps, open waters and willow thickets. The area has a rich but fragile flora and fauna. You will find deer, foxes and nice birds such as Water Rail, Garganey, Bluethroat, Common Nightingale, European Stonechat and Tree Pipit. A successful attempt has been made in the area to reintroduce the Scarce Large Blue (Phengaris teleius), a species of butterfly extinct in Belgium and The Netherlands.

Details

Access

Parking Deutersestraat Deutersestraat 2, 5223 GV 's-Hertogenbosch (See the P on the map). From there you can explore the area on foot. The route shown on the map is about 3 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Moors/heathland, Scattered trees and bushes, Wetland, Lake

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Spring, Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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