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Nature offers a window on global natural history, providing a unique insight into the natural world, the environment, and the magnificent creatures that inhabit it.
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Monday 14 May 2007
Heron on the river
A Heron feeding on a river in London

NATURE: Unearthing  Buried Rivers

This is a scene you would not expect to see in an urban park on the edge of Lewisham and Greenwich in London -- a heron fishing on a spring afternoon amongst reed beds.  A few years ago Sutcliffe Park was a fairly standard urban green space.  Grey tower blocks and a major trunk road surrounded football pitches and little else.  But underneath the turf was buried one of London's lost rivers, and now it's been let out of its concrete pipe and is meandering through reed beds and ponds on its way to the Thames.  In the process it has revitalised the landscape and brought the wildlife back in. In this edition of Nature Paul Evans looks at the growing success of urban river restoration right across the country and at the bus of enthusiasm that fills the river restoration movement
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