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 our report on the impact we made and some of the highlights:
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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.
Dr Anne Bebbington has worked for many years as a botanist, plant ecologist and environmental educator. She will give an illustrated talk looking at a range of wildlife in a small garden on the edge of town and the threats to biodiversity. John Bebbington will provide the fascinating images of plants, insects and wildlife.
Nigel Phillips, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Coastal Ambassador, will present this talk primarily about the wonderful wildlife on Somerset’s coast but will also share his knowledge of other great coastal places close by.