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newsSOMERSET is often hailed as a beautiful part of the world to live in – but Somerset Wildlife Trust believe it has a hidden gem that not enough people know about.

The Weekly News joined the SWT’s senior reserves manager Mark Blake for a tour of the Catcott Nature Reserve near Burtle to find out more about the work the team are doing.

“We have a good variety of landscapes for people to enjoy on a short visit,” Mark explains. “You can take in the Lows, Great Fen and Heath in a morning.”

Steam-Tea---E-News (2)As a special fundraiser and to celebrate the launch of its new Knit For Nature knitting pattern, Boris The Barn Owl, Somerset Wildlife Trust have teamed up with Miles Tea and Coffee and West Somerset Railway and is proud to present a ‘Steam Tea Wildlife Special’ train ride on Thursday, October 27.

Moye Viridor Route To Tone 12VIRIDOR has renewed its partnership with the Somerset Wildlife Trust to support their urban wildlife project, The Routes to the River Tone, to bring people closer to wildlife inTaunton.

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Somerset Wildlife Trust has issued an immediate warning on species in the county which could become extinct. It comes in the wake of a worrying publication released this week - the State of Nature 2016 Report, put together by more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations.

Bittern3 cpt Tim StentonIt's not too late to save UK nature but we must act now to put nature back where it belongs- that is the conclusion of the State of Nature 

large-blue cpt Keith WarmingtonThe large blue butterfly which became extinct in Britain in the 1970s is finally thriving again following decades of conservation efforts. Although overall butterfly numbers have slumped across the country this year because of the wet weather, the Large Blue has bucked the trend with the highest numbers seen for at least 80 years.

Bittern3 cpt Tim StentonFind out about how the Bittern has come back with a boom 

Seal Pup_Lara HoweRead about how we are protecting Somerset's coast - and how you can too! 

Edible crab Porlock Weir Nigel PhillipsFind out how we are helping families get outdoors to explore nature in their neighbourhood and local natural spaces, and why engaging with nature is good for children’s health and wellbeing