The National Trust, for whom I work, took the brave decision to allow the sea to re-claim farmland which was annexed by a sea wall in the 1600’s. In a very short space of time a complex ecosystem has emerged with a range of small mudflat creatures attracting otters, breeding lapwing and, hopefully in time, breeding osprey.
15 thoughts on “Where the sea used to be and now is again…”
Wonderful! – Hope you are doing just as well, dear Mike.
Thank you Steffi, yes I am well, hope you are too! xx
Nature is so very able to reclaim herself. Here, developers want to invade an area along one of the few year-round rivers in Arizona, the only one is the southern desert area. If they do so, the river will be sucked dry. A big battle coming up!
Hope all goes well with that battle Emilie, it sounds like one that must be won and it’s unbelievable that battles like that still need to be fought
Here we are also restoring wetlands in some places – and as you say, we are greatly rewarded in new life! Let us hope this will continue.
Really glad to hear it Leya, wetland restoration is a wonderful thing 😃
I think there would be no problems to go on with it really. Here the farmers do not use their land…Too effective methods…
Another step forward! We may get there yet. Glad to hear the National Trust is thinking along these lines. And maybe I need to take a closer look at who they are and what they, re doing. I just might learn something. 🙂
Thanks Pat, they’re the biggest conservation charity in Europe and im glad to be a small part of what they’re doing 😃
It would be a privilege to work with a group like that. Fascinating website!
Great to see nature allowed to return.
A good news story for sure, thanks
I agree! There has been so much land (especially wetlands) taken away and turned into “parking lots” as Joni Mitchell sang. It’s good to see some of it returned to nature. A lot of people think wetlands are wasted but they hold so much life!!!
Its amazing just how much life has returned Anneli, and it’s only the beginning, very exciting to watch
There is a lot more life in a swamp than on dry land. But swamp sounds bad so let’s keep calling them wetlands. I’d love to park myself nearby with my camera.