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New Wildlife Group in Yeovil

 10th Sep 2010

Yeovil Group on WalkWildlife enthusiasts in the Yeovil area can enjoy an extensive programme of local walks and talks about the natural environment thanks to a new Somerset Wildlife Trust group.

The Yeovil and District Area Group brings together local people with a passion for wildlife to help organise fundraising events throughout the year. The events are open to members of the public and are an opportunity to find out more about local conservation and support Somerset Wildlife Trust’s vital work protecting wildlife and preserving wild places.

Local people welcome

The Yeovil and District Area Group Chairperson Lou Pickersgill said: “Our walks and talks are a great opportunity to hear more about Somerset’s valuable wildlife and to explore the local landscape. We look forward to welcoming local people who share our passion for nature.”

Upcoming events include:

October 20      - A talk about the re-introduction of cranes in Somerset
October 30      - Combe Hill Wood fungus foray
November 30 -­ A talk about the natural history of bees

Previous surveys

As well as organising local events the group also help survey and record wildlife in the Yeovil area. They have surveyed Yeovil and Ham Hill country parks and are working with Viridor Waste Management to survey a former refuse tip where they have identified many interesting plants.

The group was formerly the Yeovil and District Natural History Society.

Full details of upcoming events can be found at the group’s page of the Somerset Wildlife Trust website: or to find out more contact Lou Pickersgill on 01935 862468.