Flora and fauna

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome works in partnership with Natural England to improve and manage our ecology. As participants in their Entry and Higher level Stewardship schemes, we work to carefully manage the site to get the very best habitats for our wildlife.

The team at Stow Maries has planted 5,500 mixed broadleaf, native, woodland trees  on the site.

Some of the 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 studies. We have the capacity for formal and informal learning. To organise a wildlife tour or talk please contact us.



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Sunday Lecture Programme - With Eric Simonelli

Tracing Your RFC/RNAS/RAF Relatives

05.05.18 - 05.05.18


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

20.05.18 - 20.05.18

Wings & Wheels

It's Back! After its hugely successful debut, we welcome all and sundry to celebrate all that is good on the air and the ground.

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The Aerodrome's Owls on Channel 5!!!

On Tuesday 13th February at 10.00 pm. Channel 5 Select will show a film, which features the Owls at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.

It can be viewed on Freeview 54; Freesat 133; Sky...

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A Royal day out at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome – by CEO Ian Flint

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...