The Once and Future Wetlands

The Once and Future Wetlands

Edward Grierson

My entry is called "The Once and Future Wetlands" and comes under "A World of Beauty". This painting is all about the wetlands that used to cover much of lowland Britain- East Anglia in particular. The painting depicts some of the wildlife that used to call these wetlands their home, and some that still do.  Unfortunately, over centuries these have been drained and converted into farmland, and in the last 50 years what wildlife remains has taken a hit from agricultural mechanisation. Now, in the 21st century, we have to turn things around- to farm alongside nature, and restore these wetlands.

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