The nature protection farm exists since 1985 and is operated since then with large honorary commitment. It is located in the beautiful Lower Rhine countryside in the midst of the cross-border nature park "Maas-Schwalm-Nette" and offers visitors of all ages exciting discoveries about nature in the vicinity of man - from sheep over wildflower meadows, from raised beds to fruit trees. From a distance, it is recognizable by its landmark, the "life tower" with numerous nesting aids for birds, insects and small mammals - it is a symbol of how nature can overcome boundaries.
October 15, 2017
Very interesting and versatile information space. With a small natural history show garden with various herbs, a small body of water and a flower meadow, further ponds, a cottage garden, various flower and orchard meadows, a rock garden, a life tower with nesting aids and a bog bed.
The crowning glory is the adjoining restaurant with its wonderful cake
January 14, 2017
NABU nature reserve Nettetal
Whether small pond inhabitants, a bird's nest and apple variety trail or a farm garden with old regional vegetables - visitors to the NABU nature reserve Nettetal experience a wonderful diversity of biotopes and species.
One more tip: The Landcafe Stemmeshof is right next to the nature reserve, with delicious coffee and cake
November 26, 2019
The responsible handling of our nature and the natural garden design are in the foreground of the nature reserve. The lovingly designed outdoor area offers fascinating adventure spaces with exemplary nature, silence and beauty.
Here you can actively and consciously walk into nature and at the same time receive practical, diverse and stimulating ideas for your own garden design. A tour leads through the varied landscape with ponds, biotopes, medicinal, scented and herb gardens, a straw bale house made of renewable raw materials and much more. An eight-meter-high tower of life, the widely visible symbol of the nature reserve, which has existed since 1985, provides shelter for native bird species, some of which are threatened with extinction, as well as insects and smaller mammals. In the inner building you will find a wealth of written information on ecological topics such as horticulture, bird protection, bats, and the like.
Events at the nature reserve
The nature reserve team conducts exciting, age-appropriate natural history events on various topics for different groups (kindergartens, school classes, disabled people) (tours of the nature reserve, herb rallies, building nesting aids, etc.) Registration is required. Every year in spring and in the Hernst there is a plant exchange where private individuals can exchange, buy and sell plants. In addition, there is a season opening in spring and a traditional harvest festival in autumn. fresh fruit from local orchards is sold.
February 16, 2019
“... Next we pass a former farm. The environmental education center of the NABU Naturschutzhof Nettetal is located in the old pigsty ... "
You can find more information about this and about the Nice Lakes premium hiking trail at: netreisetagebuch.de/premium-wanderweg-nette-seen
April 21, 2021
August 2021: "As the wetness subsides, we walk through the Stemmesheide, sweating again, we reach the Stemmeshof, a large, instructive and lovingly designed NABU facility.
After we have visited the beautiful area of the nature reserve, we march over asphalt to the two De Wittseen. "
August 11, 2021
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