Become a member

Become a member

Help us protect the wildlife and wild places you love. Join us to create a county rich in wildlife from just £3.50 a month - we can't do it without people like you!


Brown Hare in Ox-eye Daisies - David Tipling/2020VISION

Don't lose that lockdown loving feeling, or nature will be gone..gone..gone...

Somerset is a county blessed with a variety of stunning landscapes home to an enormous variety of wildlife.  But our wildlife is in decline and we are losing our wild places and the green corridors that connect them.

We are working to reverse this decline and put nature back into recovery but we cannot do it alone.  We can do much more with the support of those who live and work around in the county. Help us create a county rich in wildlife from just £3.50 a month - we can't do it without people like you!

Want to make a special commitment to Somerset's wildlife?

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It has been so therapeutic, during such an unprecedented and worrying time, to watch nature carry on as usual. Flowers blooming and birds singing have lifted my spirits during lockdown and made me so thankful for our natural environment here in Somerset.
SWT member

During the pandemic, more people than ever have marvelled over the wildlife they have seen on their doorstep. We're appreciating nature more, not because it is thriving, but because as human activity ground to a halt, we were paying attention more.  And it's brilliant to see people truly appreciate the value of nature - both for their mental health, and also realising the fact that our entire existence really does depends on the natural world being in good condition.

It's vital that we don't lose this moment to ensure that people keep nature in their life as we move towards a new normal. Nature in Somerset, and across the country, will be facing the same challenges it did before in terms of biodiversity decline and a warming climate. Now nature has your attention, we want to remind you that it needs everyone's support to ensure it is there for us all in the future.

If you’re not already a member of Somerset Wildlife Trust, we would really love you to consider it so we can continue our work to protect Somerset's natural environment for everyone. From £3.50 a month, you can join over 20,000 people in the county who already stand up for nature and support our work. 

Now is the moment we need support the most, so please don't wait to join - join us today! Perhaps our new video will help you make up your mind!


The Wildlife Trusts play a very important part in protecting our natural heritage. I would encourage anyone who cares about wildlife to join them.
Sir David Attenborough, President Emiritus

Become a member for as little as £3.50 a month

It is easy and hassle free to set up a Direct Debit to pay for the membership type of your choosing, and it also helps us to reduce our administration costs, meaning more of your funds directly supports Somerset's wildlife.

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Tawny Owl - Margaret Holland

How your membership will help Somerset’s wildlife

The generosity of our members helps to fund all our conservation work. We will use your membership where it is needed most, be it creating species rich meadows to support butterflies,  improving native woodland to support small mammals, or managing water on our wetlands to protect our most precious wading birds or giving people, especially children, a chance to explore and connect with nature

As a member you will receive

  • A guide to our Nature Reserves
  • Two issues annually of Somerset Wildlife magazine
  • An events guide twice a year
  • A car sticker and bookmark
  • Regular email updates
  • Wildlife Watch magazines and goodies (if you join as a family member)

Memberships we offer

  • Individual membership
  • Joint membership for two people
  • Family membership (with extra goodies for kids) 
  • Any of the above - as a gift membership
  • Life membership

Currently we do not offer children-only memberships and we cannot process individual memberships in the name of a child. We currently offer family memberships in which a primary member must be an adult, and up to 4 children can be added as secondary members.


A monthly gift of £5 could help assemble, maintain and monitor Dormouse nest boxes on one of our Mendip Hills nature reserves.

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Hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius), Kent, UK. Members of Kent Mammal Group conduct monthly Hazel Ryan checks dormouse nest box. Dormouse survey. Torpid dormouse in nestbox. - Terry Whittaker/2020VISION


A monthly gift of £10 could help enable us to create a new wetland feature for breeding Lapwing and Snipe at our Catcott Complex nature reserve.

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Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Portrait of a bird in a bog. Outer Hebrides, Scotland - Fergus Gill/2020VISION


A monthly gift of £20 could help benefit species such as the Large Blue Butterfly.

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Large blue butterfly (Maculinea arion), Collard Hill, Somerset, England, UK. June 2011. - Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

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