Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Castle Marshes is a broadland site with grazing marsh, fen and freshwater dykes. In winter the marshes are flooded to create expanses of open water for wintering wildfowl.
Birds of prey like marsh harrier and hobby can often be seen
A real dragonfly experience with a wealth of flowering aquatic plants and wading birds – what more can you ask for!
Castle Marshes is a Broadland site with grazing marsh, fen and freshwater dykes. In winter the marshes are flooded to create expanses of open water for wintering wildfowl that swell the resident populations of wigeon, teal, shoveler and gadwall. In and around the sparkling, unpolluted dykes, plants like rare water soldier, frogbit and flowering rush hold forth.
Norfolk hawker dragonfly – a national rarity which breeds here – can be seen hunting along the river wall between in summer, along with the blue-tailed damselfly and scarce chaser.
The areas of reed and taller vegetation between the river wall and the marshes are home to breeding birds including reed, sedge and grasshopper warbler.