Mategnin is one of those places that you would probably would never know was there, unless you looked for it. Around 10 minutes walk from the end of the 14 tram route at Meyrin Graviere, Mategnin is a Pro Natura managed nature reserve.
We have been there several times, me and the boy. We have seen Great White Egrets, Grey Herons, Teal, Mallards, Nuthatches, Great Tits, Blue Tits, mice and more.
Despite the delightfully long boardwalk, the semi-hide and the information signs, Mategnin isn’t ultimately a destination in itself, but somewhere we go when we are going somewhere else, like Meyrin, CERN or Prévussin.
So it was today, when we were off to see friends for lunch over the border at Prevussin. We stopped off in Mategnin and saw Jays, Mallards, a Grey Heron, a Wren, Robins, Chaffinches and a Nuthatch.
Once we were out the other side of the boardwalk we enjoyed the “no unicorns” sign, which must mean that unicorns are allowed everywhere else, right?