From Untended Farmland, Reserve Recreating Wilderness From Long Ago Reply

Vultures Spanish reserve

Suzanne Daley writes for the NY Times, LA ALAMEDILLA, Spain — The forces of nature were getting more than a little prodding recently on the grassy 1,200-acre reserve outside this village near Spain’s border with Portugal. Two gamekeepers were building a nest the size of a patio table to help endangered black storks attract mates. Others were feeding chicken carcasses to vultures. Nearby, ancient breeds of horses and cattle, transplanted to these parts, were quietly grazing.

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Five years ago, this reserve was a cattle farm. Its ponds were clogged with animal waste. Its oak trees were squat from years of pruning. But signs of change are easy to notice, from the waist-high bushes sprouting everywhere to the abundant frogs in the pond, which are so loud at times that conversation is virtually impossible.

Read more on New York Times.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/14/world/europe/from-untended-farmland-reserve-tries-to-recreate-wilderness-from-long-ago.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140614&nlid=65620671&tntemail0=y

Frog Alamedilla Spain

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