College Lake Wildlife Centre

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College Lake Wildlife Centre

College Lake Wildlife Centre was a 200 acre disused chalk quarry. It is now a unique nature reserve managed by the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. A mosaic of contrasting habitats has been created from the bare chalk supporting over 1000 species and providing excellent birding.
Part of the quarry is protected by English Nature as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its geological features. In the Arable Weed Project cornfield wild flowers are being cultivated using vintage agricultural machinery.
The site has been designed with families, education, and the disabled very much in mind. There are a number of exhibitions providing information on many wildlife and conservation topics. The centre has facilities for the disabled including a car trail giving access to some of the hides.
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Recommended reading:The Birds of BuckinghamshireRecommended reading:The Birds of Buckinghamshire
This book is the first comprehensive account of the birds of Buckinghamshire.It covers every species that has been recorded in the county to the end of 1991. Dot maps of breeding distribution are shown for most of the breeding species, and are the result of a six year survey of the county's breeding birds.Graphs of seasonal and annual occurence are shown for many of the rarer species.Wildfowl counts are also displayed graphically.
Reasons for changing populations are discussed using the results of the latest research, and give a picture of the altering conditions within the county.
Introductory chapters include the history of birdwatching in Buckinghamshire from the Domesday Book to the present day, and a comprehensive account of the habitats within the county.There are tables of earliest and latest dates for migrants and a gazetteer.
A number of species have been illustrated with line drawings.The five artists, using their differing styles, have produced drawings of very high quality.
Hardback 335 pages.
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