Despite its small size, Scarning Fen is home to a number of rare species including liverworts, mosses and several plants.
It is excellent for invertebrates with 29 nationally scarce species recorded, including the small red damselfly. The site is very sensitive, so please tread carefully.
Small Red Damselfly
In the UK this species is locally common in south-western counties but very rare elsewhere; Scarning is the only site in Norfolk and holds a small, easily disturbed population. Males are a uniform scarlet, lacking any stripes on their bodies; females are darker. These weak-flying insects are on the wing from June to the start of September.