Where are we and what do we do?
The Heart of the Levels group is centred on Langport and Somerton, but group members come from all surrounding parishes from Fivehead to Keinton Mandeville, Hambridge to Compton Dundon and a lot more besides. They have a wide-ranging interest in nature, with their talks ranging across the natural world from bees to killer whales, buzzards to herbal remedies, as well as Somerset-specific wildlife talks.
The group also holds local walks which are accompanied by guides who can help with identification and information on flora and fauna. The Heart of the Levels group is open to all ages and interests and encourages families to join in too.
Where do we meet?
Talks are given every second Tuesday, in the Parish Rooms, Market Square, Somerton, TA11 7NB at 7:30 pm, and end around 9:00 pm with tea and coffee.
How can you help?
The Heart of the Levels committee is always looking for help with fresh ideas for talks, assistance on talk nights, or even joining the committee so please get in touch if you are interested. Similarly, Mark Green, our local Reserves Manager, is always looking for volunteers to help maintain our local reserves and the group can help put you in touch if this is of interest to you.
Climate Change - The Implication for Somerset
Come and find out how climate change is set to affect Somerset, and what we can do reduce the impact.
Around the World with the BBC Natural History Unit
Join Stephen Moss for an evening travelling the world.
Southern Reintroduction Hen Harrier Project
A talk on the Hen Harrier and the efforts being put into place to save them.
Within the Heart of the Levels area lie some of the county's most threatened habitats and precious species and Somerset Wildlife Trust manages its own nature reserves to give them the protection that they deserve. These reserves are right on our doorstep and are great places to enjoy and to explore the wildlife and landscapes that we often take for granted. Click on the boxes below for more details of some of our nearby reserves.
Look at the Heart of the Levels Facebook Page
To keep you up-to-date with Heart of the Levels news and events, and what is going on out and about in the wildlife reserves managed by the Trust in this area, look at the new Facebook created by the Heart of the Levels Committee.
We would be interested to hear from you if you have additional information or sightings that we could use.
Contact the Heart of the Levels Area Group
Looking for other volunteering opportunities?
From practical conservation tasks, like cutting back bracken and hedge-laying, to answering queries on our reception help desk and engaging with the public at our events - we have lots of different volunteer opportunities just waiting for you to get involved in.
Get in touch
Find out more about volunteering by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01823 652 400