A lost East Anglian landscape
Wicken Fen is one of the last remaining fragments of undrained fenland which once covered the vast lowlands of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Lincolnshire.
It was the first nature reserve owned by the National Trust and today is home to 9,175 recorded species. Click on the following link for details of Species Recorded at Wicken Fen
Look and listen for
- The high pitched song of the grasshopper warbler
- Hobbies taking dragonflies on the wing
- Dragonflies - emperor, broad-bodied chaser and common darter
- Wildflowers - yellow rattle, oxeye daisies, orchids, meadow rue and comfrey.
- Catch fleeting glimpses of bats towards dusk feeding on insects
- Swallows & Swifts catching insects on the wing
- Grass Snakes sunning themselves on litter piles & swimming in the waterways