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fen

a plant community on alkaline, neutral or slightly acid peat that is wet and usually low-lying.
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Tim Pankhurst, Plantlife conservation, said: "The species has been saved and we have restored the beautiful places where the fen orchid now thrives to their former glory."
Tim Pankhurst of Plantlife said: "The species has been saved and we have restored the beautiful places, where the fen orchid now thrives, to their former glory."
The fens were previously actively managed for "marsh hay" for feed and bedding for horses in towns and cities, until the advent of the car, when land was drained for farming or became derelict and overgrown.
<B The rare fen orchid is only found growing wild in Britain in two areas - in Kenfig sand dunes, Bridgend, and in the fens of the Norfolk Broads
"We are hoping we can prove these wetland crops can grow in the Fens and demonstrate they are economically viable for farmers, and help farmers protect their natural assets such as soil."
The fen here was once part of a vast, waterlogged landscape stretching from Cambridge to North Yorkshire.
PICTURE: TERRY WHITTAKER/2020VISION | Water voles are resident in the fens
Our accommodation had excellent access to the Fens around Wisbech.
Buried on the Fens is the unabridged audiobook adaptation of a dark crime thriller.
The Draining of the Fens: Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England
Starting from the National Trust visitor centre, turn right on to the boardwalk trail, heading towards the wooden wind pump, the last working one of its kind in the fens.
The sites lie at the western extremity of this habitat type in Europe and are a biogeographical stepping stone between the fens of East Anglia and the fens of the Atlantic fringes of Ireland.