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Emma and AmeliaThank you to everyone who continues to support the work that we do to protect Somerset's species! We hope that our members who were able to come to our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 19th November had a great time. Find out what happened on the night! 

robin ValerieGodsmarkThere’s something that feels so wonderfully righteous about the almost ceremonial putting on of a favourite woolly hat, the tightest buttoning of a Winter coat and the gathering of friends and family to enjoy a good old-fashioned Winter walk after you’ve enjoyed a hearty lunch.

Picture1As part of unveiling Boris to the world, our Steam Teas event took place in October – thank you to everyone who came along. The lovely folks at the West Somerset Railway  put extra carriages on their Steam train to take nifty knitters and  knitting novices from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and back, on a fun filled afternoon train journey with a cream tea too, thanks to Miles Tea.

MattSweeting3 resizedSomerset Wildlife Trust is delighted to receive £2500 from the Mendip Hills AONB Unit to support their conservation work as part of the Save Our Magnificent Meadows project, which is the UK's largest partnership project transforming the fortunes of our vanishing wildflower meadows, grasslands and wildlife. 

meadows 2This Spring and Summer, as part of the Save Our Magnificent Meadows Project, we ran wildflower identification sessions, whcih got volunteers out and about looking through Field Studies Council guides, wildflower books and hand lenses to learn the characteristic features of different species.

Sun Star - NPThen come along to Somerset Wildlife Trust’s very first one day coastal conference and immerse yourself in watery wonders and wetland landscapes for the day

The UK'smeadows Climate coalition is holding a week of events to encourage people to come together to talk to our MPs, to ask them to protect what we love. Through celebrating the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change, we can make sure that politicians see and feel that we care.

Boardwalk 2(2)We are delighted to tell you that our reserve at Langford Heathfield, thanks to funding from Virdor Credits, now has a wonderful wooden boardwalk running through the reserve, a series of way-makers to guide visitors, and two new trails to help you explore our second largest reserve.

Catcott Reserve sign2We’ve been incredibly busy at Catcott. Funding from Viridor Credits and The Heritage Lottery Fund has made the reserve easier to access and even more engaging with the addition of a boardwalk, information boards and an amazing Amphitheatre...a perfect space for the imagination!

JLT - Cheque 2Somerset Wildlife are thrilled to have been nominated by a member of Somerset County Council, Heather Hall, to receive a £1,000 from Jardine Lloyd Thompson, an insurance and risk management services - as a result of a prize draw.