Fobbing Marsh Nature Reserve
Know before you go
When to visit
Opening timesAccessible at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
A popular nature reserve for visiting passage migrants, look out for the Wheatear and Whinchat amongst the grazing meadows during spring and autumn and the 'jangling keys' call of the increasingly scarce Corn Bunting in summer.
Throughout the year look for the beautiful small yellow bird, the Yellowhammer, sitting up in the trees. During summer you will be greeted with colourful displays of vetches and tares whilst many Dragonflies and Damselflies can be seen foraging along the ditches across the reserve. Many of the flowering plants are typical of Thameside marshes, including Hairy Buttercup, Knotted Hedge Parsley, Sea Barley and Slender Hare’s-ear, but there are also more uncommon species such as the nationally rare Least Lettuce.
In winter, the marsh is used by wintering raptors, wildfowl and waders, such as Wigeon, Teal and Marsh Harrier.