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Oosterschar Nature Reserve

Rotstergaast

The Oosterschar (in Frisian Easterskar) nature reserve southwest of the town of Joure is a low peat-bog reserve. The landscape features here include old peat pits that were created by peat mining.

The Oosterschar (in Frisian Easterskar) nature reserve southwest of the town of Joure is a low peat-bog reserve. The landscape features here include old peat pits that were created by peat mining.

The large expanses of open water, reed beds, grassland and swamp forest attract many rare forms of wildlife. There are as many as 90 different species of birds, including geese, sedge warblers, goldfinches, woodpeckers, bitterns and even white-tailed eagles. You may see them in flight from the bird-watching hide. There are also growing numbers of otters and grass snakes. You can go on lovely walks along several trails through the reserve.

Here you will find Oosterschar Nature Reserve

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Richard Jungweg
8463 TL Rotstergaast
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