Listed as a priority site by the Society, this famous fen was noted for its many scarce plants and insects. It has been in the care of the National Trust since 1899, but has changed over time with the encroachment of scrub, and the loss of fen to wet grassland and reedbeds. Nonetheless, with a long list of designations, including as an internationally important wetland site under the Ramsar Convention and as a National Nature Reserve (NNR), it remains a special site for wildlife today. Otter, water vole, marsh harrier, bearded tit, great fen segde, fen violet, and over 400 rare insects are just some of the species found here.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents fro Wicken Fen