Here is a Harvest Mouse nest found while cutting. The animals are not here now but have moved to drier and higher ground for the Winter.
The ditch sytem has to be de-silted or 'slubbed' out regularly to maintain the habitat.
This is the backwater which fringes the Reserve. It is relatively undisturbed and is the original channel of the River Stort.
p>This part of Valet Homes Wood has been cut to try and restore rich wet grassland. We shall see how it develops.
The Winter floods have left a 'tideline' of Banded Snails.