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Wild Rye: Discover Our Wetland Wildlife

Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly


Visiting Naturalist

Last week the author and naturalist Peter Marren visited the reserve in his mission to see all the flowering plants in Britain. His priorities here were the flowering Least Lettuce, Stinking Hawksbeard, Narrow-leaved Hempnettle, Saltmarsh Goosefoot, Perennial Glasswort and One-flowered Glassort, but he also enjoyed Slender Hare’s-ear, Rottingdean Sea-lavender, Wall Germander, Marsh Helleborine, Babbington’s Orache and Sea Pea. He wrote afterwards “… I have seldom seen a place so teeming with birds and interesting plants (not in GB anyway).”