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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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I judged at once that some of my shipmates must be drawing near along the borders of the fen. Nor was I deceived, for soon I heard the very distant and low tones of a human voice, which, as I continued to give ear, grew steadily louder and nearer.
As the wild duck is more swift and beautiful than the tame, so is the wild--the mallard--thought, which 'mid falling dews wings its way above the fens. A truly good book is something as natural, and as unexpectedly and unaccountably fair and perfect, as a wild-flower discovered on the prairies of the West or in the jungles of the East.
--Which is hostile to thistle-heads and puzzle-heads, and to all withered leaves and weeds:--praised be this wild, good, free spirit of the storm, which danceth upon fens and afflictions, as upon meadows!
I found at last in an almshouse down in the Lincolnshire Fens an old soldier who not only was wounded at the Black River, but had actually knelt beside the colonel of the regiment when he died.
But efforts to restore its dune and fen homes have seen its fortunes turned around.
But efforts to restore its dune and fen homes have turned it around, said charity Plantlife.
But efforts to restore its dune and fen homes, sustained by long-term funding, have seen its fortunes turned around, wildlife charity Plantlife said.
A fen orchid at Kenfig National Nature Reserve BCBC
The Water Works project on the Great Fen aims to tackle these problems and is being run by BCN Wildlife Trust in partnership with Cambridgeshire ACRE, the University of East London and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Flag fen, near peterborough, is a nationally important wooden bronze age post alignment and timber platform preserved within the flag fen basin, and designated as a scheduled monument (list entry 1406460; figure 1).
Fen reported that the teams who won the first and the third places had over 160 people on their teams.
9 Allen (NC), Cash (IC), Chelich (NN), Como (WN), Dooley (Wbk), Eyberger (NN), Hubbard (WN), Lucas (Fen), Sturino (LP)