Bike Touring Highlight
Zwillbrocker Venn is a nature reserve on the Dutch-German border. The forest and swamp area was created after peat was cut here. Many birds perch here, including a colony of about forty flamingos (!). This makes it the northernmost breeding ground in Europe for this tropical pink appearance.
June 23, 2020
There are nowhere else to see flamingos anywhere. Even though the population that lives here are animals that were originally bred from zoos. Unfortunately nobody told me before that the animals are already in their winter quarters in July. So only a dry fallen moor was admired. The peace was still nice and so the stop was still worth something.
July 17, 2019
Two dry summers were enough to drive away the flamingos and other animals that have been breeding there for 40 years, perhaps forever. Anyone who still denies climate change should stop by here and think about it. It's nice here anyway, but the situation is serious.
September 19, 2020
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