Paterswoldsemeer, The Netherlands

27 April 2015

A walk around the Paterswoldsemeer and through the Eelderwolde, just south of the city of Groningen. The Paterswoldsemeer area used to be a peat swamp until about 1740, but turned into a lake due to peat extraction to obtain fuel. At the beginning of the 20th century it started to be used as a recration area for people from the city. In the Eelderwolde (a "polder") is a newly created small nature reserve, called Onland ("Unland"), which has an abundance of bird life.

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