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The photo shows a typical beech forest in spring at Wulfshagen near Kiel.
Ancient beech forests covered 40 per cent of mainland Europe 6,500 years ago. Today unspoilt lowland beech forests are found nowhere in the world but Germany and many of the trees are centuries old. Their dead wood and natural hollows offer ideal habitats for bats, hole-nesting birds and other animals, and thereby promote biodiversity. The beech forests are home to around 10,000 different species of animals, plants and fungi. Walkers and nature lovers will find a peaceful haven.
The waterhole however is man-made, it is a bomb crater, a remnant of world war II, partially overgrown during the last 68 years. Because of its status as a naval port and as production site for submarines, Kiel was heavily bombed by the Allies during World War II.

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  • Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2443 W: 0 N: 6404] (22913)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/3.6, 1/125 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-20 2:32
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