A stunning habitat for wildlife
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome provides the perfect, unspoiled habitat for all manner of wildlife, due to the fact that it lay dormant for 100 years after WW1, allowing the wildlife to flourish.
The vast majority of the site is open grassland with woodland and although it has no statutory designation, it is home to many species of fauna and flora including all five species of British owls, a rarity in one location, as well as the 22 red listed birds, which have been sighted.
An on-site wildlife expert
Russell Savory, Aerodrome Operations & Site Manager, is well known for his appearances on BBC Springwatch and Winterwatch talking about the wonderful wildlife at the site. He is a fantastic wildlife photographer (take a look at some of his photographs) and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the wildlife of the site.
Russell gives a very entertaining talk supported by his photos and a film of the wildlife at the aerodrome. If you wish to book a talk at Stow Maries Great War Aerodome or at your venue please book this via our booking form.
Wildlife re-siting scheme
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is registered for rehabilitation of endangered species i.e. animals that need a temporary or permanent relocation due to development. Some of the animals in the scheme include grass snakes, adders, great crested newts, slow worms and lizards.
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24.06.17 - 24.06.17
Join us for our free Armed Forces Day event
27.06.17 - 27.06.17
Spend a Day Visiting two of Essex's Oldest Treasures
01.07.17 - 01.07.17
A monthly activity day at Stow Maries for 8-14 year olds to explore and enjoy a variety of activities linked by the theme of ‘flight’! From simple paper planes to building a series of ‘build and fly’ models, from creating gliders and rockets
The Aerodrome is delighted to announce it now has its own pre-owned book store, located in The Mess. We would love you to come and browse and purchase books, and if you have any books you no...
It was wonderful to welcome The Duke of Gloucester to our World War 1 Aerodrome near Maldon last week. He was genuinely interested in the work of our fantastic volunteers – who toiled...