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Buckpool and Fens Pool Nature Reserve
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The reserve regularly attracts ducks such as Shoveler and the Gadwall. Winter visitors also include Bittern, Red-necked Grebe, and the Mute Swan.
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Explore the smaller ponds and you will find a huge numbers of frogs, toads and newts, including the Great Crested Newt. Fens Pools has one of the largest populations of Great Crested Newt in the UK.

Around the Pools and ponds is a mosaic of scrub, grassland and pioneer vegetation. All are natural colonisers of the abandoned waste of the area's coal and iron industries. A habitat of unusual plants have developed here, such as Blue Fleabane and Musk thistle.

The reserve has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Contact the reserve for more information on guided walks and educational tours:

Buckpool and Fens Pool Nature reserve
Pensnett Road
Brierley Hill
Tel: (01384) 70642

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