water vole

Water voles are expanding their range within the reed beds of the River Tiffey, where they depend upon the bankside habitat to create their burrows and forage on the vegetation. As water levels drop, water vole burrows are isolated from the water and voles have to move along exposed bare banks, making them much more vulnerable to predators.

The rare Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly is found almost exclusively in the Broads. It is a specialist of grazing marshes and is vulnerable to ditches drying out.

Taverham Mills and Costessey Pits, alongside the River Wensum, are home to brown trout, white clawed crawfish and otters all rare species which rely on the wetlands for their survival.