Flora and fauna

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is part of The Forestry Commission High Level Stewardship Scheme, which provides seeding for particular areas for the site, to ensure a supply of food for the birds. 

The team at Stow Maries also works with The Woodland Trust, and 5,500 mixed broadleaf, native, woodland trees have been planted on the site.

The site also has a 12 acre wild flower meadow, which the hobbys hunt during the early spring, and certain areas of the aerodrome are specially planted to attract different types of bird and insect life.

Some of the other mammals and reptiles to be found at the site are:

  • Hares
  • Grass snakes
  • Adders
  • Bats
  • Slow worms
  • Common lizards
  • Deer

Many schools and students regularly visit the site as part of their curriculum. To organise a wildlife talk please fill out our booking form.



Russell's Tweets


24.06.17 - 24.06.17

Armed Forces Day

Join us for our free Armed Forces Day event

27.06.17 - 27.06.17

Wings & Wine Tour

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

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