The complex geology of limestone and coarse sandstone in the east of Anglesey supports fen habitat, a rare type of wetland fed by underground aquifers. These special habitats support rare species such as fly orchid, narrow-leaved marsh orchid, southern damselfly and medicinal leech.
This wild fen habitat and its abundant wildlife was once extensive on Anglesey but much has been lost and what remains is fragmented, and vulnerable to pollution from many sources.
To aid the long-term survival of the fens, the Living Landscape project is going to operate in the wider landscape with landowners to improve the connection between sites, offer new opportunities for wildlife and reduce pollution flowing into the fens.
There will be events throughout 2019 in the area between Llangefni, Pentraeth and Moelfre. Everyone is welcome to get involved and discover more about this area, learn new skills and study the species found in the region.
If you would like to help wildlife in the Anglesey Fens Living Landscape please contact:
Henry Cook, Anglesey Fens Living Landscape officer