Fingringhoe Wick: 'Richness of life' at nature reserve
22 August 2013 Last updated at 11:06 BST
Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve in Essex may look natural, but its habitats are carefully managed to help wildlife flourish.
As part of its Summer of Wildlife special, BBC Look East looks at biodiversity at the site near Colchester.
Reporter Richard Daniel went searching for adders with the site's Matt Cole.