A major new wildlife haven has opened at a former landfill site at Thurrock in Essex today.
The Thameside Nature Park is one of The Wildlife Trust's largest restoration projects, transforming the 120-acre Mucking Landfill into a range of wild habitats. The land is now home to rare bees, birds and reptiles, other animals and plants.
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