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Where the sand is very shallow over the chalk, plants such as wild thyme, wild mignonette and dyerís greenweed show, with species such as viperís-bugloss, bladder campion, houndís-tongue and the beautiful musk mallow. A good cheap bed and breakfast great yarmouth is Sunnyside. Reed canary-grass marks the fringes of the meres, with golden dock and knotted pearlwort, and with aquatic plants such as shining and fennel pondweed and amphibious bistort. Do not forget cheap bed and breakfast great yarmouth if you are staying some while. The meres attract waterfowl and waders, gadwall, pochard, shoverer, teal and wigeon, goldeneye and little grebe, woodcock, spotted redshank, common, green and wood sand-pipers. One mere may be empty while another is full and the species living in them may have to cope with temporary desiccation. The leech Dina lineata, which only occurs in temporary waters of southern Britain, is found here.
The great diversity of habitat attracts a wide range of birds from wren and willow warbler, skylark and wallow to nightingale, redstart and grasshopper warbler, to whinchat, wheatear and nightjar, to marauding hen harrier, hobby and merlin or tawny and long-eared owl. Adder, grass snake, and common lizard may be seen while mammals include stoat, weasel and a resident population of roe deer.
Hickling Broad is a magnificent broadland reserve, and it protects one of the oldest and largest areas of open water in southern Britain, together with a rich variety of fingering reedbeds and sedgebeds, of grazing marshes and drainage ditches, of shallow pools and woodlands. In early Iron Age or Roman times the sea level rose, or the land sank, and a layer of clay was deposited on the river peatlands. The sea then withdrew, allowing more peat to form and later, digging down until the clay contaminated their workings, peat diggers formed the broads, wide shallow waters floored with clay which then became filled and fringed with wetland wildlife.
Frogbit and holly-leaved naiad are among the water plants while the edges of the waterways are filled with common reed and lesser bulrush, with water-violet, marsh sow-thistle, milk-parsley and marshland species such as purple loosestrife, cowbane, a poisonous relative of hogweed, hempagrimony, water dock and the delicate marsh fern. Great fen-sedge, black bog-rush and purple moor grass form spreads in some of the damper areas while the old hay meadows have plants such as purple small-reed and the beautiful marsh pea. The grazing marshes are thick with strands of common spotted-orchid and southern marsh-orchid in early summer and with the slender lifting heads and pale-backed leaves of meadow thistle, while two characteristics ferns of the reserve, which grow in the drier alder and grey willow areas, are narrow and crested buckler-fern. Two more plants, sea-milkwort and marsh-mallow, are of particular interest because they normally grow in coastal sites and demonstrate the brackish nature of the water at Hikling Broad; salt seeps through from the sea 3-4 km away.
The wonderfully rich and varied plant life is paralleled by the richness of the birds. This is a renowned area for bittern and bearded tit; marsh harrier breed in some years and it has been a nesting site for Montagueís harrier. The wetland fringes have populations of gadwall, pochard, shelduck, shoveler, tufted duck and great crested grebe with small numbers of garganey. The grazing meadows are breeding places for lapwing, redshank, snipe and yellow wagtail with a great variety of smaller birds in the reedbeds and sedgebeds and the woodlands, which also contain a number of heronries. Common tern fly in in the spring to nest here, when numbers of passage migrants, including black tern and osprey, may be seen. In winter others may join the resident birds, while predators such as great grey shrike and hen harrier hunt across the marshes.