A Focus On Nature

The Somerset Levels

Project led by Simon Phelps & Joe Cockram

With Thea Powell, Evan Landy, Josie Hewitt, Bob Bosisto & Ed Marshall

With thanks to Stephen Moss

Destination: The Somerset Levels
Date: 1st & 2nd February, 2013


A small team of photographers, bird watchers and naturalists from A Focus On Nature gathered together in Somerset to explore the magnificent Avalon Marshes wetland complex on the Somerset Levels. The team were led by Simon and Joe, who knew the sites well and were able to provide a platform for the group to learn from one another. Visits were made to the three main sites in the area: Shapwick Heath (Natural England), Ham Wall (RSPB) and Westhay Moor (Somerset Wildlife Trust). The experience was inspiring, as a result of the spectacular wildlife seen but also through the knowledge sharing and bonding that took place amongst the participants.

You can read more about the project by Josie Hewitt, Ed Marshall and Bob Bosisto, as well as view our gallery for the project.