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The final improvements at RSPB’s Ham Wall funded by the Heritage Lottery through the Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership scheme have been completed in the mini marshes area.

Anyone visiting in the last couple of months will have seen the new pond dipping platform and may have been puzzled by the giant wooden head cordoned off with hazard tape. Well, for those of you who haven’t found out already, you should soon discover our willow eel (with anatomically correct fins) which children can play in by climbing through its mouth. The pond dipping platform has greatly improved our schools offer, with those that have been able to use it raving about how great it is. And, last but not least, the wooden sculpture food chain of tadpole, dragonfly nymph, eel and heron has also been installed along one of the trails.  Children and adults alike can now discover what eats what in this bird eat fish eat bug world.

All of these items will be opened to the public once they have been thoroughly inspected by a play inspector (what a job!). Thank you to everyone who has helped with the installation.


Images RSPB / Bob Buck