Molenvelden - Wall of Sand and Woods

To the left of this path is a plot of Douglas fir trees in which buzzards commonly breed. Right behind these firs, there used to be a pond: het Huismeer (the House Lake). Nowadays it is a field. The pond was created by the wind, fanning out the sand and depositing it further up, creating a pond on the left side and the wall of sand you see to the right of this path. There actually used to be many more of these so-called fanning out fens in the area. Like this fen, they have been drained and made “useful” as field or pasture.