The Rees Old Rhine Nature Conservation Area extends before the gates of Rees. The old river channel arcs through the grassland. In a small space, the nature conservation area provides valuable habitat for many species of animals and plants.
Open countryside and green meadows await visitors to the Dyke Foreland near Grieth Nature Conservation Area. Several viewing places along the dyke offer a lovely view across the dyke foreland and the Rhine.
The Dornicksche Ward is on the eastern banks of the Rhine in the dyke foreland to the south east of Emmerich. Typical river meadow areas with fresh meadows, old marsh forest and natural still water bodies characterise this tranquil landscape.
In the Grietherort Old Rhine nature conservation area, the Lower Rhine river meadow landscape with the Old Rhine, river meadow woodland and neighbouring pastureland can be seen in their classic manifestation.
At first sight, the meadow and pasture lowlands between Emmerich and Reese appear completely insignificant. But they are one of the last paradises for meadow wading birds, such as the black-tailed godwit, curlew and lapwing.
The Hübsche Grändort nature conservation area is dominated by extended grassland areas. To the west are the Lohrwardt and Reckerfeld quarry lakes, with steep sandy banks for kingfishers and sand martins.
The 'Moiedtjes' are a complex of ponds, located to the west of Hüthum, with more than 30 semi-natural still bodies of water. In spite of its small size, the area is of outstanding importance for water flora and fauna.
The last remaining river or inland dunes in North Rhine-Westphalia are to be found in the Wissel Dunes nature conservation area. With its characteristic salty grassland vegetation, the nature conservation areas is a precious habitat for many specialised s