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Winter news

Winter news

Welcome to 2024 at Steart Marshes! We have had some exciting developments over the past few weeks with the arrival of long awaited new offices on site. The staff were delighted to see the old portacabins craned out in December and we are now setting up

28 December 2023

A Cob Roundhouse is emerging!

A Cob Roundhouse is emerging!

If you have visited Steart Marshes lately you may have noticed some extra muddy staff and volunteers around the wetland walkway? All in a good cause of course - we are building a cob roundhouse near the kingfisher bridge (the long bridge on the way to Qua

2 November 2023

August update

August update

It’s all about the mud at Steart – a rich, carbon-storing habitat for wildlife and a large focus of our work on site! A few weeks ago we had a visit from the Bridgwater Fire Service who carried out a mud rescue exercise on Otterhampton Marsh for thei

24 August 2023

Summer Update

Summer Update

Warden update Many visitors have asked recently about why the lagoons in front of the Quantock hides and the lagoon north of the breach are so dry. This happens for a few different reasons including the lack of rainfall, the tides currently not being high

16 June 2023

WWT nearly doubles the area of land under its management with Bridgwater Bay lease

WWT nearly doubles the area of land under its management with Bridgwater Bay lease

WWT is set to nearly double the total area of land it looks after for nature after agreeing to manage Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve. Bridgwater Bay NNR, owned by the Environment Agency and Natural England, is one of the largest areas of intert

24 April 2023

Hot drinks on a Sunday!

Hot drinks on a Sunday!

From Sunday 5th March we will be welcoming back @LiveFreeKitchen with Daisy (the glamorous horsebox!) selling a delicious range of hot drinks, vegan snacks, cakes and cookies. They will be located near the main car park/decking area - look out for the fla

1 March 2023

Warden Update

Warden Update

Long stretches of hedges were planted when Steart Marshes was developed into a nature reserve. These hedges are getting to the right size and maturity for us to start laying them, taking up a lot of time for the volunteers and staff this autumn and winter

24 November 2022

WWT Blue Carbon work on Prince of Wales website showcasing top innovations to help combat climate change

WWT Blue Carbon work on Prince of Wales website showcasing top innovations to help combat climate change

A stunning short film showcasing the importance of wetlands with a focus on our blue carbon work at WWT Steart Marshes has been made by the film production branch of HRH Prince Charles’ Sustainable Market Initiative.

1 August 2022

Steart Marshes becomes a designated dragonfly hotspot!

Steart Marshes becomes a designated dragonfly hotspot!

On Saturday 23 July Steart Marshes launched as a dragonfly hotspot! Steart Marshes has been recognised by the British Dragonfly Society as a hotspot due to the number of species and suitability of the habitat, 21 species have been found on site so far a

27 July 2022

GRCF Monitoring and Citizen Science Steart Marshes

GRCF Monitoring and Citizen Science Steart Marshes

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund (GRCF) running from March 2021 to 2022 has afforded WWT a valuable opportunity to support continued monitoring, research and citizen science engagement at WWT Steart Marshes.

7 July 2022

Ten Things to Do at Steart Marshes in Summer

Ten Things to Do at Steart Marshes in Summer

Long days and warm nights mean that the natural world barely rests. Summer is all about raising young, growing tall and spreading seeds. Take this opportunity to stop and listen, touch and truly see the wildlife around you. Your local wetland is blossomin

9 June 2022

WWT Steart Marshes becomes part of the new Somerset Wetlands – England’s largest ‘Super National Nature Reserve’

WWT Steart Marshes becomes part of the new Somerset Wetlands – England’s largest ‘Super National Nature Reserve’

England’s second sNNR has been declared in Somerset by Natural England on the 70th anniversary of the creation of national nature reserves.

18 May 2022

Ten Things to Do at Steart Marshes in Spring

Ten Things to Do at Steart Marshes in Spring

Nature is gradually wakening from its winter slumber. The warmth of the sun is encouraging new life. It’s time to shrug off the blanket of winter and emerge into the welcoming embrace of spring. Our wetlands wave goodbye to some of their winter resident

8 March 2022

GRCF funding new screen to reduce disturbance.

GRCF funding new screen to reduce disturbance.

We are now nearing the end of our year of Green Recovery funded habitat improvement works at Steart Marshes and I am pleased to say that we have managed to close fewer paths than originally expected. The contractors are able to complete the final stages u

16 February 2022

A Steart Walk Photo Story

A Steart Walk Photo Story

For many of us, being beside water is intensely calming and powerfully inspiring. Evidence shows that spending time in and around 'blue' spaces can improve our mood and reduce our stress levels. Simply getting outside for some fresh air and exercise can w

18 January 2022