Charwell Wetlands Nature Reserve was set up in 1997 when the Charwell Meadow housing estate was built. It has been managed by volunteers since then, for the benefit of wildlife and the community. They are always looking for new volunteers so please contact them if you can spare a few hours every so often. It can make a huge difference to the environment - even if it's only a small amount of time.
Photo of Charwell, courtesy of Charwell Wetlands via Facebook
Aerial view of the area, courtesy of Google
It was set up in 1997 when the Charwell Meadow housing estate was built
It is maintained and supported by local volunteers
Charwell Wetlands is fed by natural springs that rise into the site and form a stream that flows into the river Culm
The peat that has formed at the centre of the site suggest that the waterlogged conditions have existed for some considerable time
Overall the wetland vegetation has the characteristics of a fen meadow
The wet peat areas have the Southern Marsh Orchid and the Early Marsh Orchid with over 200 counted during the last survey (May 1999)
Reed bunting and Snipe have been visiting the site over the last 3 years
Ten species of butterfly have been identified including the not so common Comma
Numerous frogs and toads have been found as well as grass snakes
Here is a current list of the known trees and shrubs in the park:
Unknown - I have yet to have the pleasure of visiting Charwell. If you have any details on the trees and shrubs within the nature reserve please let me know and I will get these added
If there is anything out of place or wrong please contact me. Equally if there is anything you wish to add please let me know. The more information we have about Charwell Wetlands the better. Many thanks!