Shifting dunes prove that the sand used to be very active here in the past.
Shifting dunes prove that the sand used to be very active here in the past. When walking through the woods, look up at the top of the Scots pine. This is actually not such an uninteresting tree as you would generally believe. Each specimen is, by his freakishness, a piece of art of nature. The forest underground is littered with dead wood which, on closer inspection, is teeming with life. All types of little animals profit from them and lichen and fungi appreciate this food source as well.
Coniferous wood on sand dune
The Neerkant forest consist of coniferous wood planted on an elongated drifting sand dune on the west of Neerkant. Due to its location near to the Peel edge fault line, the entire Neerkant area has varied terrain and is geologically interesting.
Connecting area between Deurne Peel/Mariapeel and the Groote Peel
The Neerkant forest, covering 33 ha, is property of Deurne municipality. The Neerkant forest forms a major part of an ecological connecting area between the large nature reserves of Deurne Peel/Mariapeel on the one hand and the Groote Peel on the other.