Potter and Scarning Fens, East Dereham

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Potter and Scarning Fens, East Dereham
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Scarning Fen - geograph.org.uk - 463437.jpg
Scarning Fen
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTF 982 120[1]
InterestBiological
Area6.2 hectares (15 acres)[1]
Notification1984[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Potter and Scarning Fens, East Dereham is a 6.2-hectare (15-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Dereham in Norfolk.[1][2] It is part of the Norfolk Valley Fens Special Area of Conservation.[3] Scarning Fen is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I,[4] and it is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.[5]

These are valleys with calcareous fens on peat with an exceptionally diverse flora, including uncommon mosses and liverworts. Insects include the nationally rare small red damselfly.[6]

The fens are open to the public.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Potter and Scarning Fens, East Dereham". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Potter and Scarning Fens, East Dereham". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Norfolk Valley Fens". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 213–14. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  5. ^ "Scarning Fen". Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Potter and Scarning Fens, East Dereham citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°40′08″N 0°55′48″E / 52.669°N 0.930°E / 52.669; 0.930