As work gets under way preparing land for wet farming trials in the Water Works project, there's a starring role for Sphagnum moss, with a strong supporting cast of bulrush, reeds and grain…
Water levels are high as we celebrate World Wetlands Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of the global importance of wetlands and the part we play in protecting them.
The Great Fen Restoration Manager reviews the pioneering Water Works project nine months in and reflects on its potential impact and timely relevance to the current climate crisis debate
Water levels have been relatively high on parts of the Fen, and as of the end of August, various water bodies at Rymes Reedbed continue to attract a variety of bird and insect life.
Birdfair encompasses the whole spectrum of the bird watching world whilst at the same time supporting global bird conservation, and this year the Great Fen returned to have its own stand.
Chiffchaffs singing their name (“chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff”), can now be heard in the Fen, on a sunny day; of which there have been quite a few this week
The temperature has certainly dropped, but we are still getting some bright, sunny days.
Last Saturday was International Bat Night and so, once again, volunteers and staff from the Wildlife Trust guided the public on a bat survey of Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve.
While we did have a bit of a rain shower on the Great Fen yesterday, late in the afternoon, it has been a dry summer.
The Fen is starting to get really lively at this time of year; you can hear the difference.