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Monday, 22 July, 2002, 14:41 GMT 15:41 UK
In pictures: MoD's first nature reserve
Practice raids by RAF bomber planes have made a strip of Lincolnshire coastline the perfect breeding ground for a colony of seals and a haven for a variety of wildlife.

Here BBC News Online details in pictures when RAF Donna Nook near Mablethorpe was made into the latest English nature reserve.

seals
The coastline is home to a "gregarious" seal colony

orchid
Rare flowers can be found in the bombing range

warning signs
Members of the public are warned off the site

Squadron leader Neil Jones
RAF's Neil Jones said the public ban helps the wildlife

signing the confirmation
RAF Donna Nook becomes the first MoD nature reserve

wild flowers
It is "one of the few wild places left in Lincolnshire"


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