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Wetlands | Slimbridge

Slimbridge (Image: Bewick Swans c/o Wetlands and Wildlife Trust)

Slimbridge - poetry in motion

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is located on the edge of the River Severn estuary and provides an ideal location to watch winter bird life

The Severn estuary and its surrounding flood plain is a mixture of mud flats and lush wet grassland which provide ideal wetland habitats for a diversity of wildfowl and wading birds.

Montrose Basin (Image c/o RSPB Images and Chris Gomersall)

Montrose Basin

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Hickling Broad

"Sadly we've lost a huge number of our wetlands - some disappeared when we expanded our towns and cities, and others were lost when we improved the land to farm. But it's not all doom and gloom because these days we've got some fantastic restored wetlands - places where human effort has brought the wildlife alive".

        
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