Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Wicken Fen

We took a wander at our local NT reserve the other day. Wicken Fen is the National Trust's oldest reserve and it's only a few miles from us. I have no idea why we don't go there more! It was a warm morning but we went early and for the most of it we were on our own. As its name suggests the reserve is mostly undrained fenland and has over 9000 different recorded species, some very rare. The dragonflies were out and about and we came across a few tiny toads making their way across the paths. The reserve also use cattle and wild Konik ponies to graze the land.

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