Routes to the River Tone’ was a three year project sponsored by Heritage Lottery Fund that aimed to celebrate and reconnect people with Taunton’s amazing green spaces, wild places and the stunning wildlife that lives along the River Tone.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us make it such a great success. Please find below some of the highlights:
Celebration of the River Tone
River of Light
Somerset Art Works
Somerset Art Works successfully gained a Pocket Park grant to work with the communities of North Taunton to improve an unloved play area known locally as ‘The Cage’. Through wildlife-friendly planting and community engagement activities an unused public space was transformed into somewhere that can be enjoyed and appreciated by all ages. Pupils from Taunton Academy learnt about wildlife gardening and carried out surveys of wildlife with Somerset Wildlife Trust staff before planning and planting the garden.
Otters in Taunton
Spotted today during a lunchtime ramble at French Weir here in Taunton on 1 December 2015 were three lovely otters.
We had a lovely time at Somerfest, we met so many wonderful people and were excited to be able to share information abnout the Routes to the River Tone project as well as the work of Somerset Wildlife Trust and Knit for Nature. For more information on Somerfest click here.
Taunton Wildlife Week 2017Come and enjoy a week full of fantastic free wildlife events based around the green spaces of Taunton. From fishing and wild art to a river safari and wildlife photography there is something for everyone. A chance to explore the outdoors.
Taunton Wildlife Week kick starts with our attendance at Somerfest, where we will be setting up a nature corner with Wilder Woods and Exmoor National Park. We will be making seed bombs and willow stars and creating works of art with Hapa Zome plus lots more.
Come along and have fun exploring Netherclay Community Woodland and the wildlife that lives there. Free family event. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times and please wear appropriate outdoor clothing.
Come along for an introductory session on wildlife photography with professional wildlife photographer Iain Green. During the session you will learn how to make the most of your equipment and have a chance to test your skills with an outdoor session around Longrun Meadow afterwards. Places are very limited for the event so booking is essential.