Saturday 28th June – Sutton Fen

This walk will be led by the Warden,  Richard Mason 

co-ordinator – Liz Bridge

Please note earlier start time for the morning session

We will meet at Sutton Fen (directions below) at 9 am and the walk will end at approximately 12 noon. The visit will be around the main part of Sutton Fen and Sutton Broad. Bird life may be a bit quiet by then, but there will certainly be Marsh Harrier and Hobby on the wing, a range of wetland song birds and if we are lucky the Cranes may be about. As long as the weather is good, there should be hundreds of insects on the wing with dragonflies and butterflies in great numbers, with a good chance of seeing Norfolk Hawker dragonflies and Swallowtail butterflies. If the weather is not so good, there will be plenty to see and talk about anyway and Richard will talk about the different types of management and the history of the reserve and we will spend some time looking for some of the specialist fen plants like lesser water plantain and fen orchid.

Wellies will be essential and please bear in mind that there is limited drinking water and the only toilet is a chemical portaloo. Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather (it is very exposed on the fen) and come covered in insect repellent as the mosquitoes and horseflies may be out in force!

I am delighted that we have been able to arrange a second visit for the afternoon and there are still a few places available for that trip which will be from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Please note numbers are limited to 20 on each visit.

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