wildlife expert to give Burnham-On-Sea talk on Steart wildlife
Steart Marshes near Burnham-On-Sea are set to be the focus of a
unique illustrated talk by a local wildlife expert next week.
Laver, who is the local Wildlife and Wetlands Reserve Manager, will
discuss the Steart Marshes, the new WWT nature reserve at Steart
Point, near Burnham.
talk will be held at Burnham-On-Sea Community Centre in Berrow Road
on Wednesday December 7th at 7.30pm with entry £2.50.
sea levels are putting the squeeze on our coast, so the Wildlife
and Wetlands Trist and the Environment Agency have created Steart
Marshes one of the UKs largest new wetland reserves,"
said a spokesman.
of hectares of saltmarsh and freshwater wetlands buffer homes and
businesses from rising sea levels, and provide habitat for a rich
mix of wetland wildlife including otters, egrets, owls waders and
well as being a natural buffer, providing protection to the newly
created flood banks, the saltmarsh is farmed for specialist saltmarsh
lamb and beef, its creeks are a nursery for the fry of important
fish stocks, and it is absorbing tonnes of climate-polluting carbon
as it matures."
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge