A mosaic of wetland habitats attracting an abundance of wildlife
These three meadows on either side of the Nene include a wide range of grassland and wetland habitats including the redundant arm of the Nene, the river itself, Hardingstone Dyke and a variety of ditches and shallow scrapes which have recently been created to broaden the range of habitats on the site. The scrapes make particularly good feeding grounds for many visiting bird species including waders such as snipe.
The site is home to many herons and kingfishers; great crested grebes and terns can be seen feeding on the river. The sheltered water and margins are also home to a surprising range of dragonflies and damselflies, including the distinctive brown hawker.
The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.
Species and habitats
Nearby nature reserves
Nature reserve map
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.