South East Somerset

Local area group

South East Somerset

Castle Cary

Gilling Down - Kiff Hancock

Where are we and what do we do?

The South East Area Group covers the area from Castle Cary to Bruton, Wincanton and Babcary, and from Wanstrow to Milborne Port.  The Committee consists of six SWT members: Caroline Rathbone, Secretary and Events Organiser is the main point of contact; the other members are Patricia Stainton (former Trustee and Chair of the SWT), Dave Nye (Treasurer), Libby Nye, Dave Boyer (Fisheries Conservation Consultant) and Robert Oram (Farmer, and steward of Wildflower Meadows).

This group holds many educational and fundraising events. Illustrated wildlife talks are held on the first Tuesday of the month from September through to May (except January) at Caryford Hall, Ansford, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ.  They hold a plant sale and coffee morning in the Market Place in Castle Cary on a Saturday morning in mid-May.  There is also a very popular Wildlife Watch Club based in Brewham with events for children in the school holidays and at half-term.

During the summer and autumn this group hold various outdoor events, such as visits to conservation areas of interest in our region, fungi forays or similar.  In addition the South East Area Group takes on various conservation projects, such as toad patrols, assisting other organisations with special conservation projects and of course, fundraising to help Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Where do we meet?

Illustrated wildlife talks are held on the first Tuesday of the month from September through to May (except January) at Caryford Hall, Ansford, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ.  A small entrance charge covers the costs of the talks. 

How can you help?

The group is always ready to welcome new committee members or volunteers to help with the talks and plant sale. All are welcome; please do come along and help us support our local community.

Upcoming events:

Nature reserves

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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.

Current volunteering opportunities

 

Get in touch

Find out more about volunteering by emailing volunteering@somersetwildlife.org or calling 01823 652 400