Somerset Wildlife Trust

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News from 2010


Somerset Pride logoSomerset Pride, the corporate membership campaign developed by Somerset Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce a new member.


We are delighted to announce our partnership with 2020VISION, Britain’s most ambitious photography-based conservation initiative ever!  

Mendip sunset © Chris Sperring


Tony Bennett is a volunteer with the Trust. He has chosen some of his wildlife highlights to look out for in Somerset during December.


Blackcap© Chris Sperring


In winter the cold weather, short days and dropping natural food supplies put birds under pressure. Give them a helping hand by making food and water available.


ponddipping At Westhay

Local school children are getting hands-on with nature thanks to Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Education Outreach Project and sponsorship from Western Power Distribution.

Water vole Copyright Ben Simmonds

Somerset Wildlife Trust is deeply concerned at proposals put forward by Somerset County Council (SCC) to cease all work on the natural environment, as part of addressing the budget crisis facing County Hall.

Ray Mears at Westhay Moor (otter © Brain Phipps)Bushcraft expert Ray Mears explores the Somerset Levels and takes a closer look at the wildlife at the Trust's Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve.

Somerset's very own Autumnwatch (Lapwings at Cattcot Lows by Brian Phipps)With wetlands and woodlands Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Nature Reserves are a great place to explore and experience wildlife this autumn. There are walks and talks taking place across the county to help all autumnwatch fans explore and understand the landscape at this special time of year.

Puffin © How the British learned to love birds…new BBC series starts November 3.

James WelbelovedPet food company James Wellbeloved has shown its support for local wildlife by becoming a member of Somerset Wildlife Trust.