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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Reserve Focus: WWT Steart Marshes, Somerset

By - Andrew Branson

Creating and managing habitats is no easy task, yet the environmental benefits of wetlands and marshes are far-reaching. Andrew Branson explores the Steart Marshes and its wildlife.

Somerset is a big county with many quiet corners. I like to think of it as a giant bowl encircled by a rim of hills – the Mendips in the east, the Quantocks and Exmoor in the west, and the Polden and Blackdown Hills to the south. The Somerset Levels with their famous wetlands form the basin, and the outflow from this is where the River Parrett spills out into Bridgwater Bay. 

 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist