Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The approximately 275 hectare Hansdorfer Brook nature reserve was designated in 1987. It is located northwest of Ahrensburg on the state border with Hamburg. It borders on the “Duvenstedter Brook” nature reserve to the west and the “Ammersbek-Niederung” nature reserve to the south. To the east and north are the nature conservation areas "Ammersbek" and "Klein Hansdorf".
The nature reserve is characterized as a wetland by original alder and birch forests. In addition, wet grassland, large sedge groves, tall herbaceous vegetation and alluvial forest remains as well as oak and beech forests can be found. Some areas in the peripheral areas are also used as fields. To the south the area merges into the Ammersbek valley. The Bunsbach, a tributary of the Ammersbek, runs through the nature reserve.
In the Hansdorfer Brook, cranes occur as breeding birds. The grassland areas are habitat for common snipe and curlew. Reed warbler and Marsh harrier occur in reed stands. Bushes and solitary trees offer the red backed a suitable habitat. The woodpecker and honey buzzard can be found in the deciduous forests at the edge of the valley, as well as sparrowhawks, hawks, tawny owls, oriole and other birds. Cotton grasses, rosemary heather and sundew grow in boggy areas.
June 16, 2020
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