Good places to see dragonflies in Wales - Monmouthshire

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9 - Magor Marsh SSSI (Monmouthshire)

 

9 - Magor Marsh SSSI (Monmouthshire)

Gwent Wildlife Trust
Photo credit: Richard BakereMagor Marsh Richard Bakere
This is an area of natural fenland on the Gwent Levels, it is managed by Gwent Wildlife Trust.  There are a variety of wetland habitats including reedbed, a large pond, ditches and a wet woodland.  This site is great for a wide range of invertebrates including dragonflies as well as wintering wildfowl and passing migrants.
 
 
Part of the reserve has a level boardwalk which leads to the bird hide (400m from the car park), this section can, with caution, be accessed by a wheelchair.  The car park is by the Derek Upton Centre at the reserve entrance.  The reserve is south of the village of Magor, Monmouthshire.  The site is open at all times.
 
 
 
Grid reference: ST 428 866.  Nearest postcode: NP26 3DN.