In search of wildlife at Wicken Fen 

I would go there if I lived in the UK near Cambridge. I reblogged this via:

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One wintry weekend we decided to visit the Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve in East Anglia.  It’s one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves and it has been owned by the National Trust since 1899.  My husband is a keen ornithologist, so equipped with binoculars and hiking boots we drove to the Cambridgeshire Fens.

Untitled Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

As we approached the Nature Reserve storm clouds threatened and it began to rain heavily.  We waited in the car awhile hoping that the weather would clear but there was no respite so we braved the elements as we had travelled so far.  Entrance is through the visitor centre where we found a blackboard listing recent wildlife sightings providing us with encouragement to continue.

Untitled Wildlife sightings, Wicken Fen

After spending a few minutes chatting to the Park Ranger and browsing some of the books for sale in the shop, we put our hoods…

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  1. Phyllis, if you ever get the chance to visit the Fens please let me know, as it would be great to meet up. The entire Peterborough/Cambridgeshire area is interesting as the flat (and much of the land below or at sea level) which makes for a big(ish) skies, and while much fenland is now drained for farm land it is still worth seeing.


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