Bude Marshes

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The reserve covers an area of 6ha (14.5ac) of mainly reed bed, wet grassland and willow carr. In 1999 the area was extended to 9.2ha (22.5ac) when the Environment Agency handed the management of an area of wet scrapes over to Cornwall Council. Bude Marshes also has a variety of other habitats, supporting many other diverse plants and animals. The main habitat is the reed bed however there is also a fringe of wet woodland with alder and willow trees and flag iris in early summer, areas of open water which support colonies of various dragonflies and damselflies and and damp and dry neutral grassland around the edge of the old helicopter landing pad, both of which support good populations of Bee orchids in the drier grasslands and numbers of Marsh orchids in the wetter vegetation.

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Bude, Cornwall, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Bude Local Nature Reserve, Bude Marshes Local Nature Reserve


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