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- David Tipling - 2020VISION (4)Nature and wildlife isn’t just for those living in rural places to enjoy on a daily basis  - a new poll of over 2,400 people living in cities across the UK reveals that city-dwellers have a strong affinity for nature and think that it’s important to help care for it.

Vote for nature6The General Election will soon be here and undoubtedly we’re all thinking about how to cast our vote.  Somerset Wildlife Trust votes for nature, and we are asking you to do the same. Somerset is blessed with wonderful moors, a stunning coastline, rolling farmland, and picturesque towns and villages, with the added jewels of the unique wetlands in the Levels and Moors, Exmoor National Park and four ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

wildwalks4Somerset residents are being invited to get out and enjoy their green spaces as Taunton-based Viridor and Somerset Wildlife Trust proudly launch ‘Viridor Wild Walks’ - a set of three walks introduced to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May).

resizedSomerset Wildlife Trust is pleased to present the return of 30 Days Wild – the Wildlife Trusts annual challenge for us all to do something wild and nature based every day in June. Whether it’s on a reserve, in your local green space or park or in your own back garden – Somerset Wildlife Trust wants to you put a bit of wild back into your life and make a lasting connection to nature for your own health and wellbeing.  To help you get stuck in, you can apply for the brilliant (and  free!) 30 Days Wild pack, download the phone app or go online for some ideas and inspiration.  Visit the website for more information:

DSC 0510 credit Emma BradshawThis May will once again be known as Naturally Healthy Month, as Active Devon and Public Health at Somerset County Council coordinate its Naturally Healthy Campaign on behalf of the Devon and Somerset Local Nature Partnership.  Building on the success of Devon’s previous campaigns, and with the help of Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset’s Areas of Outstanding Nature Beauty, this will be Somerset’s first year in the programme, and it is hoped that it will be as successful as it has been for Devon in previous years.

Group pic with StephFive Wildlife Trusts working in partnership in the South West have been awarded funding by the National Lottery to develop the ‘Wild Paths’ project which is designed to train and recruit new people into the conservation sector.   

Water vole 3 ben simmonds webKey partners and supporters of the Routes to the River Tone project - Somerset Wildlife Trust’s most successful urban wildlife project - came together on Wednesday (22nd March) to celebrate the project’s achievements over the last three years, which has been made possible through funding from Heritage Lottery Funding, Tesco and corporate partners, Viridor. A Thank you also goes to their project partners, such as Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) who have helped develop and deliver the project’s community engagement work.   

Phil MattSweetingSomerset Wildlife Trust highlights the impact that seasonal work has on the health of our local wildlife and asks for more help to secure habitats through uncertain times

BallcopseIMG 1989 resizedThe county’s most dazzling and inspiring wildlife gardens open to the public to fundraise for Somerset Wildlife Trust, and inspire us to use our own gardens to help wildlife on our own doorstep.

ClarksClarks Village is proud to announce its two Charity Partners for 2017: Cancer Research UK, and Somerset Wildlife Trust.