Baston Fen

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Baston Fen is a long tract of permanent pasture and attracts large numbers of wildfowl. Birds are numerous and varied at most times of the year and over 160 species have been recorded. Of interest in the breeding season are shoveler, tufted duck, sedge warbler and, occasionally, garganey. In winter flocks of up to 1000 wildfowl, including mute swans, teal, wigeon and mallard, and occasional pintail and goosander, can be seen.


In summer there are various damselflies, including red-eyed and variable, and a good variety of dragonflies, including hairy, migrant hawker, ruddy darter and four-spotted chaser. The reserve is also rich in other invertebrates, and over 70 species of non-marine molluscs have been recorded.

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The reserve is situated between the River Glen and the Counter Drain. The entrance is at the east end of the reserve about l km (0.6 miles) south-west of the junction of the Baston-Pode Hole and Bourne-Tongue End roads. Unless otherwise indicated, parking space is available over the concrete bridge and along the track to the left

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