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New Wildlife Club for Families

 29th Jun 2010

Parents and children who love nature can explore the wonderful world of wildlife at a new family club launched by Somerset Wildlife Trust, in the Heart of the Levels.

The Trust’s new Wildlife Watch Club gives families the chance to learn about, and enjoy the fantastic wildlife that lives in and around the local area including exploring an orchard, an organic farm and a canal.

The Heart of the Levels Wildlife Watch Club will be meeting at Hambridge and West Lyng on the last Sunday of each month.

The group have their first meeting on Sunday, May 30 at Playses Orchard Farm, Hambridge, Langport, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Parents and children will enjoy a walk in the orchard learning about the variety of plants and animals that live there and how to identify them.

Volunteer Group Leader Rosemary Webber said: ”This is a fantastic new club for nature lovers to explore local wildlife as a family. Parents and children can enjoy fun, outdoor activities together, while learning about the wonderful wildlife on their doorstep.”

The Trust also runs family Wildlife Watch Clubs at Nettlecombe Court, near Williton; Chancellors Farm, near Cheddar and Fyne Court near Taunton.

Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Education Outreach Manager, Jessy Emery, said: “Wildlife Watch is all about inspiring young people to care about wildlife and the natural environment. Parents and children learning together is a great way to encourage young people to protect wildlife now and in the future.”

If you would like to find out more about The Heart of the Levels Wildlife Watch Club Group or to attend please contact Rosemary Webber on 07528 752537 or the Trust on 01823 652400. Advance booking is advisable and children must be accompanied by an adult. 


Mother and daughter bird watching by Lynne Newton copyright SWT