Notes from a Newcomer

A newcomer looks at the beautiful Norfolk countryside through fresh eyes.

Notes from a newcomer

When every little green pocket of land is falling victim to our friendly neighbourhood developers, it is heartening to read in the papers that plans are afoot to allow large areas of the Fens to revert to wetland. After centuries of drainage schemes, the National Trust, English Nature and the Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust are reversing the process and extending areas like Wood Walton and Wicken Fen as well as creating new expanses of fen. The aim is to attract endangered species such as the bittern, the water vole and the redshank back to their traditional habitat.

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