Myllärinniitty Kirkkonummi, before wetland creation, photo Mikko Alhainen 7.6.2013Myllärinniitty wetland, after wetland creation, photo Marko Muuttola 4.7.2015

Myllärinniitty wetland before (photo left) and after creation. Photos: Mikko Alhainen 7.6.2013; Marko Muuttola 4.7.2015.

Myllärinniitty wetland, infoboard, photo Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015

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.

Myllärinniitty wetland, a view from the hill, photo Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015Myllärinniitty wetland, a view from the hill1, photo Juha Siekkinen 28.4.2014Myllärinniitty wetland, 1 year after wetland creation, photo Juha Siekkinen 28.4.2014

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.

Myllärinniitty wetland, cattail Typha latifolia appeared after 3. summer, photo Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015

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.

Myllärinniitty wetland, water control structure, 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.

Myllärinniitty wetland, an excavated small pond1, photo Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015Myllärinniitty wetland, an excavated small pond2, 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.

Myllärinniitty wetland, shallow pool soon after creation, photo Juha Siekkinen 7.11.2013Myllärinniitty wetland, shallow pool, photo 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.

Myllärinniitty wetland, logs for resting places2, photo Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015Myllärinniitty wetland, logs for resting places, photo Juha Siekkinen 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.

Myllärinniitty wetland, embankment, photo Juha Siekkinen 9.6.2015

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 wetland, before creation, photo Juha Siekkinen 7.11.2013

Myllärinniitty area was decades ago arable land, but there had been no farming for a long time. Photo: Juha Siekkinen 23.11.2013.


Updated 28.12.2015