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Wivenhoe Marsh

12ac/5ha  LNR, SSSI

Grid ref: TM 034 217 (click for o/s map)

Updated 25/08/2014

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An area of former grazing marsh south of Wivenhoe Wood. From the sea wall path there are good views of the inner estuary of the Colne and over the ditches, dykes and ponds of the marsh.

Unusual plants like strawberry clover and slender hare's-ear grow here, and it has a rich insect life, with many dragonflies and damselflies on the wing in summer and stag beetles blundering in from Wivenhoe Wood. Whitethroats, reed warblers and sedge warblers nest in the dense vegetation


Accessible at all times.

May through to August for breeding birds and insects.

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