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Wetlands | Wicken Fen

Pony on Wicken Fen
Pony on Wicken Fen
 

Wicken Fen is not a natural habitat. For centuries the Fen has been under the influence of a human population.

The fen is home to the stunning Emperor dragonfly, the largest of a species that has been around for 300m years… much longer than humans.

Somerset Levels

Somerset Levels

At the heart of Somerset, lies the 'Levels and Moors', one of the most important wetlands in the world.

Avocet (Image: David Mower)

Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss is the largest remaining reedbed in North West England, with shallow meres and fringing sedge and woodland.

"When you think about it the British Isles was once a wet, marshy place.

"Drainage has drastically reduced the area of natural wetlands but they are still amazing places to enjoy the natural world."

 

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