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Les Landes

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 5 April 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Les Landes is Jersey's largest expanse of maritime heathland. The centre foreground shows the wetland area of Le Canné de Squez which attracts a variety of dragonfly species and is an important breeding site for the Common Toad. Right of the WWII German observation tower are rifle butts and the racecourse. Beyond can be seen Sark and other islands.

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Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Leslie from Canada

Beautiful...I've always been curious about these islands. I'm going to start reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" soon and am hoping to learn a bit more about the entire area. Lovely photo.

abcw team

5 Apr 2011 3:45pm

Bonjour Luxembourg from Luxembourg

wow Lovely landscape there!

5 Apr 2011 4:03pm

Roger Green from Albany, NY, United States

LOTS of open space

5 Apr 2011 5:37pm

Meryl Jaffe from United States

When allowed to roam and Linger in them, I Love walking through wetlands. They are very cool!

5 Apr 2011 6:23pm

Tumblewords from United States

Hm, I was thinking that would be a nice place for a layabout until I read about the toads. :) Peacefully beautiful scene!

6 Apr 2011 1:11am

Christine Jones from United States

Love that landscape. Never been to the Channel Islands, but I have read the book Leslie mentions. It's a good read. That must be gorse in the foreground -- maybe heather further back?

7 Apr 2011 4:13am

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/250 second
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)