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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.

volunteering smallerOn a beautiful late summer’s afternoon in September, the 2016 Volunteers Conference took place at Langford Budville Village Hall, situated right next to the Langford Heathfield Reserve. 

We are always finding new and exciting ways to ensure that the county’s wildlife has a home, and that is why we are working in partnership with Taunton Association for the Homeless to develop a community wildlife garden in the town - in the land behind Lisieux Way Methodist Church.

This July we held a bioblitz – a 24hour event, over two days, which gave people the chance to explore the coastline, and record all the incredible species living there. Find out about how it went, and how you can support our coastal research. 

We recognise that taking the time to enjoy nature has benefits to people’s health and wellbeing, so we are making it a priority to engage people with their local environment to reap the benefits of feeling happier and healthier. To take our plan forward, we have Jolyon Chesworth, our new Health and Wellbeing Manager – a new position for the Trust.