News

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.

Catcott boardwalk built by royal navy

Royal Navy at Calcott

Members of the 815 Squadron’s 234 Lynx Flight spent a week working at Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Catcott Nature Reserves. They worked hard building a raised boardwalk through an area of wet woodland, helping ensure access for the public at any… Read more…



School children creative project local

The marshes are alive with the sound of music

Children and adults visited the Red Brick Building to celebrate the Avalon Marshes through poetry, stories, artwork and music.  The event featured work by local school children and students inspired by the local wetland landscape and was organised by the… Read more…



South Drain landscape photography avalon marshes

Autumn works

On a lovely autumn day the Environment Agency’s long reach machine is hard at work clearing summer weed from the South Drain. The Autumn colours in the Avalon Marshes are wonderful in the early morning and late afternoon light! More… Read more…



Prehistoric sweet track shapwick heath

5814 year delay at an end!

Avalon Marshes’ Hands on Heritage volunteers have been working hard in experimental archaeology to create a reproduction of the Sweet Track at Shapwick Heath NNR. The replica, which has been built using traditional methods and design, is situated near the site… Read more…



digital media project with Will Bix of Somerset Film

Digital media project for schools underway

Sights & Sounds of the Marshes is a digital media project delivered by our partners at Somerset Film and funded by the Hertiage Lottery Fund.  Local school and college children are being given the opportunity to explore the landscape through… Read more…



archive photography of local industry agriculture history and social domestic life

Help us to create ‘footprints of the past’

The Images of Avalon archive would like to scan images that you have to create a unique look into the life of the Avalon Marshes area. We’re looking for images of people, places, and landscape that show aspects of industry,… Read more…



Glastonbury Lake Village excavation

Lake Village Excavation

The world famous Glastonbury Lake Village provided the first clear evidence of the presence of Iron Age settlers in the Avalon Marshes when it was discovered in the early 20th Century. The wood from the buildings has been miraculously preserved… Read more…



2014 Avalon Marshes Festival at Edington Church in the churchyard

2014 Avalon Marshes Festival

Butterflies, Birds and Bugs: Wildlife in a churchyard. This event was part of the festival and took place at Edington Church. The 2014 Avalon Marshes Festival has been a huge success with most walks and tours fully sold out, talks… Read more…