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PerdeepPerdeep has only been part of our Wildlife Traineeship for two months and has already found a job in the conservation sector - congratulations Perdeep!  Here is a little from Perdeep, on his time with us and where he is off to next.

Bittern 1 c Jamie HallTo keep track of the Bittern’s progress we do an annual count across Natural England’s, RSPB’s and our reserves, (Westhay Moor and Catcott), and together with theses organisations we survey the reserves by listening out for the male birds’ boom-like call.  

musing from a country gardenFind out more about what's behing Bernard Storer's book, Musings from a Country Garden

Twitter Profile Pics6We are excited to tell you that we have a series of new Twitter accounts that will share news from specific areas of our work. From the latest finds on our reserves to new volunteer opportunities, there are six new Twitter pages so that you can get information about the things that  interest  you most about what we do. Why not  follow one...or all of them. Read on to find out more.

Bittern3 cpt Tim Stenton (1)Having spent over 50 years involved in conservation, Somerset WIdlife Trust member Colin Phillips has visited our wetland reserves many times, and told us that he has always been amazed at the range of wildlife and beautiful landscapes that can be seen there. On a recent visit to one of our reserves Colin was so inspired by Somerset's wildlife that he decided to write a short poem...

somerset county councilWe have elections in Somerset on May 4th for our County Council. This is a critical time for Somerset as we start to see the effects of Climate Change on our coastline, our wildlife and our weather. Local leadership is vital if we are to improve the state of our nature for future generations. The Trust has written to all the local candidates and it would be fantastic if you, our supporters, do the same.

The European BrowHare seated c Don Sutherlandn Hare is possibly one of our shyest, most enigmatic countryside species. The sight of a Brown Hare, with its rich brown, almost reddish colouring, bounding with its strong rear legs through a tussocky meadow is truly one of nature’s most precious nature moments.

Bird - Blue Tit nesting April 2015 Gillian Day 1 0To celebrate National Nest Box Week we want you to make it your mission to give a little helping hand to our special garden birds, as many species are facing habitat loss and are in need of a new home in your garden. 

Phil1 useDiscover the world of conservation, how you can find work in the area - and why you should, with this blog from our Widlife Skills Trainee, Phil Bruss. 

An update on Avian Bird Flu and where you can find out more information