Trevor Beebee
British Wildlife 34.7 June 2023

Brue Valley Rhynes: treasure troves of the Somerset Levels

Trevor Beebee has long been enchanted by the wildlife of the Brue Valley Rhynes of the Somerset Levels, and here he describes the wonderful diversity of wetland plants and invertebrates that can be found there.

For anyone fascinated by freshwater wildlife, the rhynes – ditches – of the Somerset Levels are a paradise found. These wetlands are internationally renowned habitats for a huge range of species, and birds in particular attract thousands of visitors every year.

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