Marston Marshes Environment Day

Thank you to everyone who came along to our environment day on Marston Marsh yesterday (Wednesday 18th August). We had a good day exploring the marshes looking for bugs in the meadows, mini-beasts in the dykes, identifying wildflowers and a bat walk in the evening. The marsh has a wide diversity of flora and fauna and the children loved seeing what they could find.

Thank you to all our specialists who led the sessions and shared their knowledge: Hattie, James, Andrea, Paula, Chrissie and Zoe.

The accessible path around the marsh was completed ten years ago and our environment day celebrated the anniversary of its official opening. The marsh has been a lifeline for many during lockdowns providing space for our (socially distanced) daily exercise and it continues to be a space where we can get closer to nature. We are fortunate to have local nature sites such as Marston, Danby Woods, Eaton Common and the Yare Valley Walk on our doorstep.

Eaton Resident Michael Woodhouse has sent us some of his photos of the bug hunting and dyke dipping events and I have also included one of mine taken along the dyke edge.

Chris Stebbing – EVRA Chair