Fen, Marsh & Swamp

Fen, Marsh & Swamp -

The east coast of England is well known for its fens and marshes and it is a land use that extends into Kent. Typically forming on peaty or mineral soils, this habitat is permanently, seasonally or periodically waterlogged, supporting plants, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles, small mammals and birds.

In Kent there are 1,014 hectares of fen, marsh and swamp (KHS2003) - equivalent to 8,000 Olympic swimming pools.

Download the habitat fact sheet to find out more or view specific conservation objectives for the associated UK BAP priority habitats of Kent.

Link: UK BAP Conservation Statement

Associated Species

Amphibians: great crested newt, natterjack toads
Birds: reed bunting

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Associated Action Plan

Lowland Fen
Reedbeds