The nature reserve "De Turfkoelen" is a nature area with moorlands and is located on an old arm of the Rur. Together with the adjacent Bruchwald and the higher coniferous forest, the area covers an area of about 11ha. From the name can be deduced that peat was stung here in the past. Here live many species of birds, frogs, toads and newts.
August 27, 2018
Until around 1850 peat was extracted from the moor. Until around 1920, the vegetation around the moor, partly made of hollow pipes, was mowed to serve as straw for animal husbandry. Until the 20th century the moor belonged to Geraedts-Laumans, a family of timber merchants. That is why the moor is also called Laumansven. In 1956 the southeastern part of the area was bought by Het Limburgs Landschap. The north-western part is municipal property.
In 1999 some of the pools were dredged.
The lake is covered with yellow bulge. Various water birds breed there, including the little dragon, and there are around 20 species of dragonflies. Plants like wild storm and royal fern live in the wicker and alder trousers on the banks. Other shore plants are, besides hollow holes, a number of other types of sedges and peat fluff.from Wikipedia
September 1, 2020
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