Blumenkamp nature reserve

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Large pond in Bochum's Blumenkamp nature reserve (BO-001) from a south-westerly direction.

The Blumenkamp nature reserve is located in the north of Bochum on a disused railway line between the districts of Hordel and Günnigfeld in North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany. The Blumenkamp nature reserve was designated for the first time in 1980 and was included in the Bochum-West and Bochum-Mitte / Ost landscape plans in 1995 and 1998 , which means that there are two protected area ordinances for the sub-areas today.


The rather small, only 3.7 hectare nature reserve is a wetland created by mountain subsidence with a pond and pronounced siltation zone. To the north, the nature reserve is bounded by the south-westerly embankment of the former ore railway line , on which a cycle path now runs. The embankment is overgrown with a mixed robinia forest which takes up about 0.9 hectares of the area. Of about 1.6 hectare, very shallow pond is surrounded by tube layers consisting of calamus , bur-reed and bulrush . Alder and willow bushes , some of them multi-stemmed, grow in the water . To the west of the pond is an approximately 0.8 hectare mixed forest consisting of willows, necks and dogwood bushes , which merges into a willow-bush forest with alders and ash trees .

As a refuge and stepping stone habitat , the nature reserve is an important habitat for a large number of animal and plant species in an urban environment.

Since the pond is still water without an inflow or outflow, fish died in the winter of 2011 due to a lack of oxygen in the water.

Protection goals

The protection goals of the nature reserve are the preservation of the endangered deciduous forests, the extensive bushes and groups of trees as well as the standing water. These should be preserved as a refuge and stepping stone biotope. To this end, the dead wood and the water level are to be preserved, fishing restricted and rubbish removed from the area.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Dead fish at the Blumenkamp WAZ from January 17, 2011

Web links

Coordinates: 51 ° 29 ′ 56 ″  N , 7 ° 9 ′ 16 ″  E