Sat, 18 May 2013
Cuckoo, Hobby (3 photos) taken by: Jeff Rankin
Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve
Brandon Marsh is a superb mosiac of open water, wetland and grassland that attracts a wonderful variety of wildlife. It is especially important for birds throughout the year, but also provides suitable habitats for many other plants and animals.
- 228 acres of reserve
- 10 main pools
- 30 acres of open water
- 230+ bird species
- 60 bird species nesting
- 480+ plant species
- 550+ fungi species
- 1000's insects
How to get there?
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is located on the banks of the River Avon near Coventry.
It is easily accessible by road, as it is just off the A45 to the south-east of Coventry. From the Toll-Bar Island where the A45 and A46 meet, follow the A45 away from Coventry for about 200 metres, then turn left just after a 'Texaco' filling station into Brandon Lane. The Nature Centre is about 1 mile along on the right hand side. Just follow the brown Tourist Signs for Nature Centre.
Approaching from Brandon Village, follow the road past the 'Royal Oak': the Nature Centre is about 1.5 miles along on the left hand side - again just follow the brown Tourist signs for Nature Centre.
Click here for details on how to become a member of the Wildlife Trust.
- Mon-Fri: 9am - 4.30pm
- Sat-Sun: 10am - 4.00pm
- For more information, maps etc click here.