The Lanstroper See nature reserve is located on the Dortmund area in the Scharnhorst district, in the Lanstrop district. The nature reserve covers 74.2 hectares.
Within the nature reserve, in addition to the eponymous Landstroper See, there are other still waters as well as forest and grassland areas.
Lanstroper See was created around 1963 by a mountain depression that reached the groundwater level and thus ensured that this area was permanently flooded. The almost eight hectare lake is almost five meters deep at its deepest point. The lake is bordered by a narrow reed and reed belt, in which rushes, hedgehog flasks, willowherb and nettles also grow. A strip of forest and shrubbery has grown north of the lake, providing a habitat for the endangered little water frog, the grass frog and the common toad.
Another essential part of the nature reserve is the Hienbergwald located west of the lake. The Hienberg borders on the new Dortmund landfill “Nord-Ost”. This deciduous forest, consisting of beech, pedunculate oak, hornbeam and poplar, together with the lake offers habitat and breeding area for numerous bird species, including lesser woodpecker, oriole and hawk in the Hienberg and great crested grebe, cormorant and gray heron. The latter live mainly from the fish species living in the lake such as carp, perch, eel, pike and bitterling. The only grass snake population found in Dortmund also occurs at Lanstroper See.
Both biotope zones are separated by grassland, hedges, small water bodies and small shrubs and also connected at the same time. The street Friedrichshagen originally ran in the same place, which had to be relocated due to the origin of the lake. One third of the west side of the lake can be walked on an educational trail. Information boards posted there provide information about the nature reserve and the abundant bird population.
July 6, 2020
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