Photographer's Note

One of the things we wanted to do more this year, is go walking in Belgium's nature reserves. Not too bad a resolution, we figured. Last weekend we visited Blankaart in the deep far west of Flanders. Four seasons in a day & a most wonderful walk. Here are some pictures.


BLANKAART is a wetland area located in Woumen near Diksmuide in West-Flanders. Around a vast pond is a large wetland which is home to rare birds.

The area is protected by Natuurpunt, Belgium's prime nature conservation organisation, who always do a good job. The visitor centre is located in a castle on the edge of the domain.


THIS PICTURE shows the Blankaart pond, central in the Blankaart nature reserve, with superb low winter light highlighting the golden reed on the edges of the pond.


song title reference: The Stray Birds

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