Marsland Nature Reserve is a wildlife haven tucked away on the North Devon coast straddling the border with Cornwall. It is a steep sided wooded valley with meandering paths and open grasslands leading down to the rugged coastline of Marsland Mouth.


Amongst many other things there are over 320 species of flowering plants, 34 different types of butterflies, 160 beetles, 18 dragonflies, over 500 moth species, 51 hoverflies, 9 bats and 115 birds.


This web site also documents over 30 years of management on the reserve and includes video, extensive photographs  together with many reports and historical documents.









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All written material, photographs and  video by Gary Pilkington ( unless otherwise stated )

Web Site design by Gary Pilkington ( who cannot be held responsible for external web site content -  any opinions are my own )


100 Years


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