Rother Valley Country Park

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October 2008 highlights included Hobby, Montagu's harrier, Marsh harrier, Honey buzzard, and Osprey
Opencasting of the 300ha site began in 1976, and removed a total of 1.7 million tonnes of high quality coal, the last being taken off site in 1981.Throughout this period public consultation on the final shape of the park continued with a Development Options report being published in 1977. Following extensive public consultations a Development Proposal was published in 1978 which shaped the final form of the park.Careful conservation work has reconstructed the site, improved this particular habitat, and created several new ones, increasing the diversity of plants and animals within Rother Valley.
The birdlife of the park has been the focus of continual study since the park opened, with 226 different species recorded in the past 2 decades, one of the most recent additions to the list being a American Widgeon recorded on the 23 April 2008.
A superb site with year round bird interest. September - October 2008 highlights included Hobby, Montagu's harrier, Marsh harrier, Honey buzzard, Osprey (above), black tern, and waders including little stint.
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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust ReservesDerbyshire Wildlife Trust Reserves
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust manages 40 nature reserves throughout the county, from rugged upland oakwood and moorland in the north to bluebell-filled woodland and wildlife-rich former gravel pits in the south.Click here for further details of the reserves
English Nature NNR's in DerbyshireEnglish Nature NNR's in Derbyshire
English Nature NNR's in Derbyshire including ;-Biggin Dale, Calke Park and the Derbyshire Dales NNR.Click here for further details.....
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