Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Contact: Roger Lucken (07593 706445) or use the Contact Form below.

Welcome to the Polden Area Group.

We have a small committee that meets two or three times a year and would always be pleased if anyone in the area would like to join us. New ideas for subjects that we could cover are welcome from anyone coming to our walks and talks.

We charge £2.50 for attendance at the indoor meetings, which goes towards the cost of the hall and speakers and we provide refreshments.  I do hope you can come and make new friends and expand your knowledge of the natural world at the same time.


All talks are held at Shapwick Village Hall starting at 19.30

Entry fee for all events £2.50 per adult, children free.


PAT'S POND now open!

Pat & Dennis Hill-Cottingham were volunteer reserve managers at Catcott North for decades. When Pat died, the Group thought that we would raise money for a suitable memorial. We talked to Dennis and he agreed that as Pat had been a school teacher and was an expert on water invertebrates, especially snails, a pond on an educational reserve would be highly appropriate.

Mark Blake readily agreed that Catcott Heath would be the choice and that the pond would be constructed with facilities for pond-dipping.

Pat's Pond has now been completed and was opened by the grandson of Pat and Dennis on September 27th 2014.

Photos of the site as it evolved are shown in the following: Pats Pond September 2014

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