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 over 8700 recorded species. Click on the following link for details of Species Recorded at Wicken Fen
Look out for
- Congregations of swallows, house & sand martins hawking insects
- Migrating waders, black-tailed godwit, ruff & dunlin
- Flocks of winter thrushes, fieldfare & redwing
- Hen harriers returning from their summer migration
- Bittern around the mere & reedbeds
- Flocks of teal & wigeon arriving from northern Europe
- Guelder rose laden with clusters of bright red berries
22 of the 23 species of dragonfly found in Cambridgeshire can be seen at Wicken Fen.
The Dragonfly Centre run by the British Dragonfly Society is open at weekends throughout the summer.