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We love Somerset. We love nature. We love bugs and birds and reptiles and mammals and plants and trees. We love the big ones, small ones, pretty ones, weird ones, common ones and perhaps best of all, we love the rare ones. Why? Because they need us most and we get a little buzz of excitement from knowing we're experiencing something very special indeed.
Somerset is special for wildlife, it's special for us, and thank you for being part of our golden anniversary year.
Messages from our anniversary year
Highlights of the year
This year thanks to your help we have achieved so much, below is a quick look at some of the highlights.
Your local Wildlife Trust was formed in February 1964 with 15 people at the inaugural meeting who each provided a £1 note as the initial capital. From 15 enthusiasts to a current membership of more than 20,000, and from £15 to an annual turnover of £2.5 million, a lot has happened in the last 50 years. Explore 50-years of nature conservation with our interactive timeline.
50 ways to raise £50
Download our free 50 ways to raise £50 pack for inspirational ideas, advice and guidance to raise money for Somerset Wildlife Trust in our 50th anniversary year.
Your fundraising efforts can do so much to help local wildlife:
£10 Pays for a dormouse nest box
£50 Pays for 50 trees to help protect bluebell woods
£250 Pays for tools to manage woodlands, wetlands and meadows.
From bluebells to butterflies and woodpeckers to wrens, our woods and forests are home to an extraordinary range of creatures. That’s because they are a truly three-dimensional habitat: existing on every level from beneath the soil to the very top of the tree canopy, providing countless opportunities for organisms to thrive. Find out more about our wonderful woodlands here.
Traditional wild flower meadows and grasslands buzzing with insects and filled with glorious skylark song are, for many of us, the picture of the quintessential English countryside; evident in our long and equally rich heritage of poetry, plays, art and music. Find out more about our magnificent meadows here.
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