News

There are always lots of exciting things going on in the Avalon Marshes including events, new species sightings and plenty of projects to restore habitats and conserve the area’s fascinating heritage. In addition to this news section you can keep in touch via the Avalon Marshes Facebook page which is updated on a regular basis and via our e-news “Messages from the Marshes” which is emailed out periodically. Sign up here to receive Messages from the Marshes.

Anglo-Saxon Long Hall Joints

Anglo Saxon Shakes

Work is progressing on the two new replica buildings at the Avalon Marshes Centre. Their methods of construction provide a fascinating glimpse into how our forebears built. Since our last update in November the timber frame of the Anglo Saxon Longhall has… Read more…



BBC Open Country episode Radio 4

BBC Open Country

  Open Country is the BBC Radio 4’s countryside magazine that features the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles. Helen Mark the presenter of the programme visited the Avalon Marshes in January to find out… Read more…



Tower Hide Open for visitors at Shapwick Heath

Crowdfunding success!

  Late last year Natural England launched a campaign to raise funds for a new hide at Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve. The tower hide will be located on the main track through the reserve and will look out over… Read more…



Shapwick Heath Newsletter

Shapwick Heath – Volunteer and reserve news issue 19

New fencing, tree surveys and otters galore; catch up with the past 3 months of activity on at Natural England’s Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve (NNR) with issue 19 of the Shapwick Heath newsletter. To download your free PDF copy click… Read more…



Heron Photograph

Bird ID and recording

  Would you like to expand your bird identification skills and log your sightings? If so this FREE workshop might be for you.  An expert, Su Gough from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), will provide tips on identifying birds… Read more…