Wheatfen Nature Reserve
This microphone has been installed by the HomeSounds project at Wheatfen Nature Reserve near Surlingham, Norfolk, UK.
The HomeSounds project invites everyone to become active environmental listeners for the benefit of their creativity, education, health and well-being.
Situated just east of Norwich, Wheatfen in Surlingham is one of the most significant and well-studied wetland nature reserves in Britain. Spanning 52 hectares, the reserve consists of large swathes of open fen, reed beds, sallow carr and two small broads (shallow lakes) called Wheatfen and Deep Waters, interspersed with a network of pathways that are open to the public to explore. It is managed by the Ted Ellis Trust who employ a reserve warden supported by a host of dedicated volunteers to maintain the site.