The Wetland Project Survey was carried
out in September 2000. It involved first of all mapping the area and defining different
sub-regions within the wetland. The results of this are outlined in the interactive
diagram below. Click on the individual zones shown in the diagram to go to pages of images
and descriptions of each sub-region. There are also plant species lists individual to each
particular location in the wetland.
The second part of the
survey consisted of carrying out two transects
through the wetland, one running from North to South (Transect 1) and the other from East
to West (Transect 2). Each transect started on dry land and passed through marsh, swamp
and open water in succession. In each case, both line and belt transects were carried out
in order to illustrate the difference in the type of data obtained. To access this data,
click on the Transect Lines shown in the interactive diagram.
Diagram of the Wetland
The diagram below is interactive.
Click on the zone text titles to go to a page describing the zone, together with a plant
species list specific to that zone. For a map showing the position of the wetland within
the Woodland Education Centre at Offwell, click here.