TL7086 : Lakenheath Fen RSPB

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Hockwold Cum Wilton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Lakenheath Fen RSPB
The foreground used to be a carrot field. The RSPB bought the land in 1995 and reverted it to fenland, recently opening the reserve to the public. There is a growing move to recreate fenland habitat, partly for the sake of recreating natural habitat but also because the habitat created may in the long term replace similar habitat along the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts, which is pressurised by coastal erosion (the pressure is likely to increase with global warming through higher sea levels and increased storminess). The trees in the background are a poplar plantation, initially planted to produce wood for matches. They are no longer economic but they and others nearby support most (or maybe all) of the country's Golden Oriole population. Interesting decision coming up for the RSPB as these plantations reach full maturity.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 July, 2007
Category
Nature reserve > Nature Reserve   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 704 862 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.8305N 0:30.3892E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 704 861
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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