August 2013. Barrie Galpin
Season after season and year on year, the land across the Great Fen is beginning to change, bringing new wildlife and new places for visitors to explore.
Where there were once arable fields you can now see sheep and cattle grazing. Hay crops are being taken off some of the land and new facilities for visitors are being developed. In the lowest lying areas, work is beginning to create reedbeds and open water. In other areas, you can see meadows forming and fen wildlife beginning to return and flourish.
There are also areas where farmers are still growing arable crops, either under tenancy agreements or in areas which are not owned by the Great Fen partners. There you can still see fields of dark peat, the 'black gold' that used to make these fields so productive.
You can see the way the vegetation is beginning to change in 43 locations across the Great Fen area on the Fixed Point Photography pages.
Click on the areas below for details of the work achieved so far.
All the areas can be located on the Project Area Map.
Find out more about the stages of restoration for different habitats: