GETTING TO GRIPS: Wetland management for people and wildlife: Wetlands and the Manhood Peninsula

The peninsula is a special place with internationally important wildlife sites to the east and west and now, a new wildlife area being created to the south at Medmerry. These are all linked together by ditches, rifes, the canal, ponds and reedbeds. This makes up a large amount of suitable habitat for water voles, wetland birds such as Kingfishers, dragonflies, and other insects. Looking after and maintaining these waterways, particularly the drainage ditches, is thus very important.

Rifes

Rifes

Ponds

Ponds

Reedbeds

Reedbeds

Canal

Canal

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