seaton wetlands

ictured with one of the new soundposts are (l-r) Tim Dafforn (Countryside Team Leader), Cllr Geoff Jung, Graham Godbeer, Doug Rudge

New wildlife sound posts unveiled at Seaton Wetlands

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...

A bumper month for Seaton Wetlands!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/31/2018 - 3:56pm

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...

Work on power lines at Seaton Wetlands will cause disturbance

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:16pm

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...

Stunning bird photography to be displayed at Seaton Wetlands

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...

Birds and dinosaurs talk

Event Date: 
28/04/2018 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Venue: 
Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Are birds really related to Dinosaurs? A talk as part of Dippy on Tour A fascinating and knowledgeable talk by Donald Campbell, local naturalist and Ambassador to the Jurassic Coast.

Learn about how birds have evolved from Dinosaurs.

Booking required, free.

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/april-2018/birds-...

There are bird and dinosaur activities taking place earlier in the day: wildeastdevon.co.uk

Birds and dinosaurs activities

Event Date: 
28/04/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Seaton wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Dinosaur and bird themed activities as part of Dippy on Tour! Join expert guides for What's that bird? in the hides and learn to identify birds in view, with our binoculars available to borrow:

10am to 12noon, Island Hide

12noon to 2pm, Tower Hide

See a replica of the skull of Dippy the Diplodocus dinosaur fossil from the Natural History Museum.

Enjoy Dino craft activities in the Reed Base.

No booking required, £2 per child for craft activities.

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/april-2018/birds-...

Later in the...

What's that bird?

Event Date: 
19/04/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Whatever your experience come along and improve your bird identification skills An informal drop-in session to improve your bird identification skills.

Whatever your level of knowledge come along and enjoy an afternoons birdwatching with the help of a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide.

Meet in the Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands.

Telescopes and binoculars are available for use in the hide free of charge during the session.

No booking required, free.

Whatever your experience come along and improve your bird identification skills An informal...

Windrush willow: Plant Supports

Event Date: 
14/04/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

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.

The class takes...

What's that bird?

Event Date: 
07/04/2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Island hide at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Whatever your experience come along and improve your bird identification skills An informal drop-in session to improve your bird identification skills.

Whatever your level of knowledge come along and enjoy an afternoons birdwatching with the help of a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide.

Meet in the Island Hide at Seaton Wetlands.

Telescopes and binoculars are available for use in the hide free of charge during the session.

No booking required, free.

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/april-2018/whats-...

Bird watching for children

Event Date: 
05/04/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

A bird watching event especially for children Borrow our binoculars and discover the birds along the Axe estuary with an experienced volunteer guide.

Try and spot all the birds on your bird spotter sheet and take a look through a telescope for an amazing view of the birds.

Booking required for 2pm to 3pm or 3pm to 4pm, £2 per child.

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/april-2018/bird-w...

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