Myllärinniitty wetland before (photo left) and after creation. Photos: Mikko Alhainen 7.6.2013; Marko Muuttola 4.7.2015.
There is a fine view from the infoboard to the wetland. Infoboard includes details about the creation and costs of the Myllärinniitty wetland and general information about LIFE+ Retur of Rural wetlands. Photo: Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015.
There are several places where to observe waterfowl without disturbing it. From these it is possible to have a good overview from the wetland and its characteristics. Photos: Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015 and 28.4.2014.
Cattail (Typha latifolia) appeared a couple of years after wetland creation. It is important to remove plant as soon as possible before it will spread all over to wetland. Photo: Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015.
Restoring hydrology is vital on wetland projects. It is important to have a possibility artificially alter water levels with a water control structure. A small monk made of plastic was installed in Myllärinniitty for regulating the water level. Photo: Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015.
Created areas should have meandering shorelines, small ponds and deep basins to increase the diversity and amount of shoreline. This will increase suitable areas for feeding to waterfowl. Shallow ponds, where water depth is between 20-50 cm are optimal for dubbling duck species, like mallard, teal and widgeon. Photos: Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015.
Vegetation will cover shorelines in a couple of years after wetland creation and will offer suitable food for adult ducks. Photos: Juha Siekkinen 7.11.2013 and 9.6.2015.
Near islands constructed in wetland were left a lot of logs to waterfowl for resting. Logs are good for that because they float and remain bare of vegetation unlike islands, which usually grow shrubs. Photo: Juha Siekkinen.
The top of embankment is at least 3 meter wide to allow for easy access of tractor for maintenance works. Side slope is at least 1:2. In case of high flood events, the pipe of diameter 300 mm was installed into embankment for emergency spillway. The pipe allow water pass through without damaging the retention structures during exceptional high floods. Photo:Juha Siekkinen.
Myllärinniitty area was decades ago arable land, but there had been no farming for a long time. Photo: Juha Siekkinen 23.11.2013.