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Tuesday 12 December

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.

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Tuesday 9 January

John Walters, entomologist and naturalist, artist and writer will talk on the wildlife of Devon, which will include field sketches, photographs and video clips.

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Tuesday 6 February

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.

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Friday 9 February

The three acre garden at Higher Yarde Farm Acre offers stream and ponds and an amazing display of Snowdrops, Helebores and Winter Aconites.

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Saturday 10 February

The three acre garden at Higher Yarde Farm Acre offers stream and ponds and an amazing display of Snowdrops, Helebores and Winter Aconites.

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Tuesday 13 March

PC David Pepper will explain his role of Wildlife Crime Officer within Avon and Somerset Police; the law and legistration involved and how the public can get involved and report incidents.

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Tuesday 10 April

Francis Farr Cox unravels the history and mystery of where some of the watercourses around Taunton have disappeared or been diverted. Intriguing look at the ever changing urban landscape.

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News

wildwalks4Somerset residents are being invited to get out and enjoy their green spaces as Taunton-based Viridor and Somerset Wildlife Trust proudly launch ‘Viridor Wild Walks’ - a set of three walks introduced to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May).

resizedSomerset Wildlife Trust is pleased to present the return of 30 Days Wild – the Wildlife Trusts annual challenge for us all to do something wild and nature based every day in June. Whether it’s on a reserve, in your local green space or park or in your own back garden – Somerset Wildlife Trust wants to you put a bit of wild back into your life and make a lasting connection to nature for your own health and wellbeing.  To help you get stuck in, you can apply for the brilliant (and  free!) 30 Days Wild pack, download the phone app or go online for some ideas and inspiration.  Visit the website for more information:  www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild

DSC 0510 credit Emma BradshawThis May will once again be known as Naturally Healthy Month, as Active Devon and Public Health at Somerset County Council coordinate its Naturally Healthy Campaign on behalf of the Devon and Somerset Local Nature Partnership.  Building on the success of Devon’s previous campaigns, and with the help of Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset’s Areas of Outstanding Nature Beauty, this will be Somerset’s first year in the programme, and it is hoped that it will be as successful as it has been for Devon in previous years.

Water vole 3 ben simmonds webKey partners and supporters of the Routes to the River Tone project - Somerset Wildlife Trust’s most successful urban wildlife project - came together on Wednesday (22nd March) to celebrate the project’s achievements over the last three years, which has been made possible through funding from Heritage Lottery Funding, Tesco and corporate partners, Viridor. A Thank you also goes to their project partners, such as Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) who have helped develop and deliver the project’s community engagement work.