Two new sound posts have been installed around Seaton Wetlands. Powered by solar energy, the posts play commentary and wildlife sounds to help visitors learn more about the reserve.
Currently, the post at Stafford Marsh has three Warblers bird calls and the Borrow Pit post has Kingfisher, Moorhen and Little Grebe. As the seasons change, the sound recordings will be updated, so look out for a new set of sounds and information in the autumn.
The posts were funded by the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s (AONB) Sustainable Development Fund secured by Axe Vale and...
Throughout July, work has taken place at Seaton Wetlands to remove overhead power cables and move them underground. The work has caused disruption to visitors who were unable to access the site car park for most of the month. The work culminated in late July when a helicopter flew over the wetlands to remove the electricity posts.
The site is now open to visitors as usual and the overhead power cables which used to stretch across the Axe Valley have now been removed.
Cllr Marcus Hartnell, East Devon District Council's deputy portfolio holder for the enivironment, said: “The...
Visitors to East Devon District Council’s Seaton Wetlands nature reserve are being warned to expect some major disruption to normal site visiting in July, as Western Power Distribution are due begin work there on Monday 2 July to move overhead power lines underground. The work is expected to be completed by Thursday 26 July.
During the first two weeks (Monday 2 July to Friday 13 July) the car park and paths to the Tower Hide and Stafford Marsh will be closed from Monday to Friday. So the Countryside team is recommending that visitors explore nearby Seaton Marshes, which is accessed...
Weekend visitors to East Devon District Council’s Seaton Wetlands will be treated to beautiful photography of birds in Devon taken by members of the Devon Birds Group.
The exhibition, which is on display until Sunday 10 June, will be displayed in the Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands and will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. There is no charge to view the exhibition but donations can be left.
Cllr Tom Wright, East Devon District Council's portfolio holder for the environment, said: ‘’Throughout the year Seaton Wetlands is home to a range of birds...
Make willow plant supports for your garden Learn how to weave willow with Richard from Windrush willow.
The plan is to make a tall wigwam shaped support for sweet peas in the morning. This can be repeated in the afternoon or you can choose to make a cylindrical grow through type support for peonies or penstemon’s.
We assume you are a complete beginner and will gently guide you through each project.
Please bring an apron, notepad and packed lunch.
Cost includes all willow materials, expert tuition and hot drinks throughout the day.