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
The rare fen violet (Viola persicifolia) has been re-discovered at Wicken over a decade since it was last seen.
The endangered plant which is on the UK Biodiversity Action Plan grows to a maximum of 30mm and has bluish white flowers and a mother-of pearl sheen.
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.