Woodwalton Fen was purchased by Charles Rothschild in 1910 and given to the Society as its first major nature reserve in 1919. A bungalow on stilts can be found on site, built by Rothschild as a place for studying the wildlife here. Now a National Nature Reserve (NNR) managed by Natural England, Woodwalton Fen provides flood relief for surrounding farmland and is home to many rare species like bittern, reed bunting, fen violet and carnivorous bladderwort. It is also part of the Great Fen scheme, which aims to reconnect remaining fragments of fenland at Woodwalton and Holme Fen NNR. The Great Fen is a partnership involving the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants, Natural England, the Environment Agency, Middle Level Commissioners and Huntingdonshire District Council.
(Above) The original SPNR survey documents for Woodwalton Fen.