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Work starts at Beckingham Marshes

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Look North report from Beckingham Marshes

Work is underway in Lincolnshire to create a new wildlife reserve which will cover an area equivalent to the size of 100 football pitches.

Beckingham Marshes, on the River Trent near Gainsborough, will provide a natural habitat for wading birds, waterfowl, water voles, brown hares, dragonflies and barn owls.

The area is already an important route for migrating birds, it's hoped by increasing the size of the wetland that the area will attract other species and provide a good breeding site.

The wet grassland project is a joint initiative between the RSPB and the Environment Agency.




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