New reedbed and wetland area being created

We have started pump dredging/desilting at Woodberry Wetlands in East London, creating new reedbeds and islands.

The work is part of the London Wildlife Trust’s £1.5m project to bring a new nature reserve to London, opening this summer.

The improved habitat from the desilting work and then creation of new reedbeds and wetland areas will improve habitat for wildlife such as damselflies, dragonflies, reed buntings, reed warblers and the rare bittern.

Fantastic photos by Ralph Hodgson.