This reserve is part of the low lying land which stretches along the northern edge of the Severn River between Cardiff and Chepstow.
If you're lucky you may spot a bearded tit. There are five breeding pairs on the reserve.
Curlews can also be spotted.
Reed Warblers have a distinctive call which can be heard.
The East Usk Lighthouse is a prominent landmark on the reserve.
A rubber walkway takes you through the centre of the reed beds.
There are some spectacular views over the water.
Every spring there are new families on the water way.
There's plenty to keep the youngsters occupied.
The centre has a shop, exhibition area and cafe, as well as education and conference facilities.