Wetland Species

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Amphibians and Reptiles

Amphibians and reptiles; newts, toads and frogs as well as grass snakes can be found in wetland habitats across Sussex


Sussex wetlands are of international importance for the bird life, many of the waterfowl and waders are seasonal migrants


Fish found in Sussex rivers and wetlands


Sussex wetlands support a diverse range of insects and invertebrates, including dragonflies, diving beetles and water spiders.

Wetland Mammals

Water voles, water shrew, bats and otter


Wetland plants and lower plants (moss, lichen, algae and liverworts) found in Sussex

Non-native Invasive Species

Accidental & deliberate introduction and spread of non native invasive species, especially aquatic plants and fish can have serious impacts on Sussex wetlands