Wildlife

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  • Blakeney National Nature Reserve is internationally famous for its bird life, with Blakeney Point being one of the most important sites in Europe for breeding terns.
  • Blakeney Point also offers a refuge for many other migrant and resident bird species and is also well known for the colony of Common and Grey seals.
  • These unusual habitats hold many rare species of plants and invertebrates, as well as being home to the breeding and wintering birds.
  • The tapestry of habitats all lend to the natural beauty of the National Nature Reserve‚Äôs landscape.

Habitat

Shrubby sea-blite, sueada vera on the shingle

There are four distinct habitats found within Blakeney National Nature Reserve, the fresh water marsh, the sand dunes, the salt marsh and the vegetated shingle.

Flora

The purple flowers of sea lavender

The purple Sea Lavenders (above), the brightness of the Yellow-Horned Poppy and white petals of Sea Campion add splashes of seasonal colour to the range of subtle green shades of vegetation.

Fauna

A sandwich tern chick begging for food

A diverse range of wildlife including, migrant terns, resident seals, wintering wildfowl and elusive otters, all dependant on the dynamic habitats can be observed on the National Nature Reserve

English stonecrop, sedum anglicum © d.wood

English stonecrop, sedum anglicum

Blakeney Point Plant Atlas and List

A wide variety of plants can be found on Blakeney Point and these documents are the result of fifteen years of surveys by volunteer Richard Porter on one of Britain's oldest nature reserves. The Blakeney Point Plant Atlas together with the Blakeney Point Plant List will show the reader what species have been seen to date, where they can be found and those which are especially important on Blakeney Point.

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