Beckingham Marshes is a thriving wet grassland and hay meadow reserve, found in the Trent Valley. At Beckingham Marshes, we work with a local grazier and the Environment Agency to encourage wetland wildlife to return.
The wet grazing marsh habitat we are working to re-establish provides ideal conditions for a host of wetland wildlife – particularly breeding wading birds, such as Lapwings and Redshanks – but also Water Voles, dragonflies and damselflies, amphibians and a variety of aquatic plants.
The reserves hedgerows provide a home for our thriving colony of Tree Sparrows, as well as food for winter thrushes, nesting sites for small birds and mammals and habitat for a variety of insects. A mix of native hedgerow species such as Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Hazel create ideal habitat corridors along the boundaries of the site.