Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

To create and enhance reedbeds at Brandon Marsh

To create a new reedbed and enhance an existing reedbed at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Brandon Marsh nature reserve to encourage bittern, snipe, otters and water voles.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 January 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 September 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (209200)

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Amount raised

£100

Donations

5

    Categories

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

Situation

The existing reedbed requires additional water to maintain water levels throughout the year as it currently dries out over the summer. In addition, a larger area of reedbed is needed to encourage a variety of birds such as bittern, snipe, reed buntings, reed warblers, sedge warblers, grasshopper warblers and other species such as water vole, otters and bats.

Solution

A new windpump will be installed to pump water from elsewhere on site into the reedbed, thus ensuring stable water levels year round. An area of scrub will be cleared and prepared and then planted with reeds over a five year period.