Somerset Wildlife Trust

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News from 2015


(c) Eleanor Church (2)Juniper will help the work of The Wildlife Trusts to support nature’s recovery on land and at sea and to put nature at the heart of society.  His recent book What Nature Does For Britain explored the far-reaching impact of this vision and drew on the work of The Wildlife Trusts to illustrate the benefits for wildlife, society and the economy.

Sun StarSomerset Wildlife Trust’s hugely successful project showcasing Exmoor’s coastline comes to an end this month (December).

Shoresearch Exmoor was a two-year Citizen Science project, funded by Exmoor National Park Authority and delivered in partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust.

nat pipLast week saw us hosting a brilliant first Bat Conference in Taunton, at Wilton Hall, St George’s. There was a really enthusiastic turnout, with over 30 volunteers, from the Routes to the River Tone project, as well as from the Somerset Bat Group.  We heard updates on the Taunton surveys covering the canal, where a rare Nathusius' Pipistrelle was found last year, and the mill stream, showing some interesting changes in bat activity linked, perhaps, directly to lighting levels. 

Somerset Wildlife Trust is running a festive family event at Ham Hill Country Park, near Yeovil, on Saturday December 12.

The free Festive Crafts workshops, suitable for all ages, will run from 10am to 12 noon.

Somerset Wildlife Trust is inviting children to join them for some festive fun in Taunton on Saturday December 12.

The charity’s Taunton Wildlife Watch Club has organised a morning of indoor and outdoor craft activities, from 10am to 12 noon.

Michael Eavis CBE and Rebecca Pow MP have been formally appointed as Somerset Wildlife Trust’s new Vice Presidents, today (Saturday November 21).

Click here for an additional message from our President, Stephen Moss.

Gemma Charles James Ozolins collecting dogwood seedsSomerset Wildlife Trust is helping protect Britain’s native trees for future generations as part of an exciting new partnership with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

MPA AwardsWork to restore and create huge areas of precious wildlife habitats in Somerset has been recognised with a prestigious national award.

Rewe Mead and Langford works - resizedA Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve north of Wellington has been improved for wildlife and people, thanks to cash from Wessex Water.

SAW and SWT Photo Jon England dWildlife images have appeared on walls around North Taunton to inspire and excite people about nature in the town. The artworks, created by Louis Masai who recently appeared on BBC Two’s Springwatch, will draw attention to some of Taunton’s most important species.