Willows, marshland and ancient woodland with diverse wildlife, from Kingfishers to the free roaming ponies, frogs to newts, in Buckpool dingle and Fens Pool Nature Reserve, Pensnett, Dudley.
This largest area of open water in Dudley, Fens Pool are important for migrating and over-wintering waterfowl. If you're a bird spotter then this is for you.
The first time I came across this area was when I was searching for somewhere to do a Munzee series that would be enjoyable for everyone, so after a search on Google maps, I came across three lakes in Pensnett, Dudley. After checking the area over using the satellite images, I made a rough route in my mind of where to start and which way to go round, as I knew when you get to some of these places, where you wanted to start and the route you wanted to take are not always the same when you arrive at the destination.
After arriving at the car park off Blewitt Street, there wasn't much to see. I grabbed my rucksack, iPhone, and my little container of laminated Munzee, and set off on the route I had roughly sketched out in my mind and also using the map in the Munzee app. It was getting quite late by now and I only had about three hours left of daylight to deploy, and as I went round I found that the glue I was using was no good once it came into contact with water, so I resorted to using a 'No Nails' paste which worked a treat, and in that time, deployed 12 Munzee.
There are not too many pictures that came out, but I will return to the area to complete deploying and take more pictures of this lovely little oasis of natures beauty.
And remember, please treat the area with respect.
Check out the Buckpool & fens Pool Nature Reserve Series on www.munzee.com.