Magor Marsh BioBlitz

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Tuesday 30th May 2017

Magor Marsh, NP26 3DD

Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event. Our team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need your help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as we can before the clock runs out. Just like a real scientific expedition, everything we find will be documented and passed on to local and national databases that monitor our local wildlife. With interactive activities for kids, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone at a BioBlitz.

What’s happening:

At Magor Marsh BioBlitz you can explore the amazing reserve at Magor Marsh as we celebrate our local wildlife. Drop in and see us on the day for some amazing activities as we have a rummage in the undergrowth and meadows, pond dip and bug hunt, use binoculars and sweep nets to discover everything that is here.

  • Start – 13:00 on 30th May
  • Finish – 16:00 on 30th May

£2 per child. Free for adults.

Getting there:

Reserve entrance, car park and Derek Upton Centre: ST 428 867

From NEWPORT: take the A48 east towards Chepstow. At Langstone turn right onto the B4245 for the village of Magor. On reaching the small roundabout at Magor, continue into the village for about 400m, and then turn right into Newport Road (signposted to Redwick). Follow this road round left and right-hand bends, proceed past the ruins of the Priory on your left and over the narrow railway bridge. Immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left and follow this road for about half a mile. The reserve entrance is on the right (about 250m after the right-hand bend which takes you away from the railway line). Park in the small car park beside the Education centre.

From M4, Junction 23a: From the motorway roundabout, follow the signs into Magor village on the B4245. These will bring you down a slip road to a small roundabout opposite a police depot. Turn right here, proceeding into the village for about 400m, and then take the right turn into Newport Road (signposted to Redwick, and then follow the directions as for arrival from Newport.

From Chepstow: take the M48 to join the M4 then proceed as for the directions above, from Junction 23a. Alternatively take the A48 to the Rock and Fountain Inn at Penhow, then turn left signposted St Brides Netherwent. Follow this road for several miles until you pass under the motorway bridge upon entering Magor. Turn left at the T-junction then immediately right, signposted Redwick. Follow this road round left and right-hand bends past the Priory ruins and over the railway bridge, then follow the directions as for arrival from Newport.

Partly accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users

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Enormous thanks to everyone involved in running this special event including:

Gwent Wildlife Trust volunteers, Newport City Council, RSPB, Bee friendly Monmouthshire