Christmas Walk round the Lake in the Dammer Hills

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* MERRY CHRISTMAS * FROHE WEIHNACHTEN * JOYEUX NOËL * FELIZ NAVIDAD *PRETTIGE KERSTDAGEN * BON NADAL * 聖誕快樂 * 圣诞快乐 * Καλά Χριστούγεννα * メリークリスマス * Gleðileg jól * GOD JUL *

I wish you all Happy Christmas and a healthy peaceful New Year 2011!

Thank you for your friendship here on flickr, your visits to my photos and your nice comments through this year. I'm looking forward to see your wonderful photos next year and thank you for sharing them here.

This winter photo was taken in my old hometown in Northern Germany during a walk round the lake Bergsee with my former Minolta SLR in December 1998.

In the gently curved ridge of the Damme Hills the wooded rolling hills and valleys alternate with meadows, fields and pastureland. There are numerous paths for cyclists and hikers to enjoy the natural environment.

The lake known as Dammer Bergsee, roughly 25 ha in area, provides a refuge for rare animals and plants, which are described by means of a nature trail. Many endangered species of plant occur in this area: Of the hitherto 364 vascular plants, 68 species are on Lower Saxony's Red List of endangered types. One particularly notable group of animals are the reptiles, of which 4 species occur here: the grass snake, sand lizard, viviparous lizard and slow worm. From the bird world there are 5 species of woodpecker as well as woodcock, crossbill and pied flycatcher. In 1974 even rollers bred in this wooded area, but were later shot by a farmer. Three of Germany's largest native beetles live here: the stag beetle, rhinoceros beetle and cockchafer.
(Wikipedia)

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Ich wünsche euch allen geruhsame und besinnliche Weihnachtstage sowie ein gesundes friedvolles Neues Jahr 2011!

Danke sagen möchte ich für Eure Flickr Freundschaft, eure Besuche bei meinen Fotos und eure lieben Kommentare in diesen Jahr. Ich freue mich schon darauf im kommenden Jahr eure wundervollen Fotos anzuschauen und danke euch für das Teilen hier.

Dieses Winterfoto habe ich in meiner alten Heimat bei einem Spaziergang um den Dammer Bergsee in Norddeutschland mit meiner Minolta Spiegelreflex im Dezember 1998 aufgenommen. Ich habe nur 10 Minuten Fußweg entfernt gewohnt.

Der Dammer Bergsee ist ein See und ein Naturschutzgebiet bei der Stadt Damme im niedersächsischen Landkreis Vechta.

Der See selbst, der nördlich vom Stadtgebiet von Damme liegt, ist ca. 700 m lang und ca. 560 m breit.

Das 1,05 km² große Schutzgebiet steht seit 1995 unter Naturschutz. Es liegt im Höhenzug Dammer Berge und ist Teil des FFH-Gebietes 317 "Dammer Berge".

Für den Schutz gefährdeter Pflanzenarten ist es vor allem wegen der Überreste des in den 1960er Jahren aufgegebenen Dammer Eisenerzbergbaus besonders wertvoll. Am Rande von künstlichen Stillgewässern, die der Erzwäsche dienten, auf Spülfeldern und einer Bergehalde haben sich aufgrund der extremen Standortverhältnisse sehr viele seltene Pflanzen angesiedelt, darunter etliche Orchideenarten. (Wikipedia)

© 2010 Ursula Sander - All rights reserved.

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