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.

Clockwise from left: Grass snake, scarce chaser dragonfly, white admiral butterfly, green tiger beetle. 
Photos from Rob Balch, Deon Warner, Bill Urwin and Julie Merrett

Shapwick Heath NNR Newsletter Apr – June

Catch up with all the hard work from the Natural England’s Somerset National Nature Reserves team with their latest newsletter covering April to June. This issue includes news about species surveys, brush cutting and white admirals alongside wildlife highlights from… Read more…



Cover page of the Visit Somerset E-Book; image of Dunster Castle near Minehead, Somerset.

A Celebration of Somerset

  A new ebook, launched to showcase the county of Somerset, is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. Compiled by renowned photographer Ian Brodie on behalf of Visit Somerset, ‘Visit Somerset: History and Heritage’ exhibits… Read more…



Children dressed as Romans

Invasion at the Avalon Marshes Centre

The South West Heritage Trust’s historic replica buildings have seen lots of action since our last update, including their first public open days and group visits. The scaffolding from the outside of the Romano-British dining room has been removed and… Read more…