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.

Image of the front cover of the Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve guie

New Shapwick Heath FSC Guide

  We are delighted to report that Natural England has launched its new Field Studies Centre guide to Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve (NNR) at the Avalon Marshes Open Day on Sunday 5th June. Designed by the Somerset NNR team… Read more…

Stephen Moss in front of his on screen presentation at Strode Thare in Street, Somerset.

Not the Norfolk Broads!

  The Avalon Marshes was recently described by Stephen Moss on Radio 4’s Today programme as one of the best new places to see wildlife in the whole of the country. Well, the weekend of 4 / 5 June proved… Read more…

Training course participants out in the Avalon Marshes looking at wet grassland.

Wet grassland for farming and wildlife

  Much of the focus in the Avalon Marshes has been on the nature reserves which lie at its heart.  However, most of the area is characterised by wet grassland which has been farmed since the area was drained.  The… Read more…