MARLOES MEREA "MUST VISIT" WETLAND FOR BIRDWATCHERS
A large array of interesting wildlife and birds can be seen at this acidic wetland area.
SCIENTIFIC INTEREST SINCE 1985
Marloes Mere is located within the Marloes Peninsula, close to Marloes Sands and a short walk from Runwayskiln. This wet, acidic area of land is home to some rare wildlife and plants, which is why it has been of scientific interest since 1985.
In the early 19th century, this area gave the villagers of Marloes considerable trade from Leeches.
Some of the rare species to be found at Marloes Mere are;
- The three-lobed Crowfoot,
- Tubular water dropwort can be found frowing around the edges, reservoirs and pools,
- There are windering wildfowl to be found, including wigeon, shoveler, pintail, teal and mallard,
- Six rare dragonflies species, including the emperor dragonfly,
- The green bush-cricket,
- The marsh fritillary butterfly.
Runwayskiln cafe will re-open on
Friday 29th March 2019
we take bookings for 12:00/12:30 and 14:00/14:30.
We're at our desks and so please get in touch if you have a query!
Claire & Charlie
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Tel: +44 (0)1646 636545