Last weekend's Avalon 24 event, the third year it has run, was a success once again. 24 hours of guided walks across the local nature reserves of the Avalon Marshes were in the whole well attended despite the weather's best attempts to ruin the fun. Staff & Volunteers from the RSPB, Natural England, Somerset Wildlife Trust & The Hawk and Owl Trust led 42 walks between noon Saturday and noon Sunday.
9 brave souls completed the full 24 hour marathon this year, including 2 children. Well done to all of you. An amazing range of walk topics were covered including: Birds of prey, Bats, Badger Watch, Small mammals, Dragonflies & Butterflies and some focusing on botany and insect life. Walk leaders were asked to record the species they came across during their walks and so around 270 birds, animals, insects & plants have been recorded in the 24 hour period. Everyone seemed to enjoy the event and indeed the Open Day on the Saturday. Thank you to all who attended and made the event such a success.