SOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO CREATE A BUZZ AROUND BEES

Since the 1930s in the UK we’ve lost 97% of our wildflower meadows, and with them our critical pollinators such as bees and butterflies. To help reverse this decline, and to support the creation of a beautiful expanse of meadow to support Somerset’s bees and butterflies, Somerset Wildlife Trust has created the Perrymead Wildflower Project – which aims to harvest seed from flower rich areas and sow it on species poor areas to create enriched habitats to support more pollinators. Full story: Read more

SOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST SECURES FUNDING FROM TESCO’S BAGS OF HELP INITIATIVE BUT NEEDS HELP FROM PUBLIC TO RECEIVE THE MAXIMUM AWARD

Somerset Wildlife Trust has been selected as one of three charities in Somerset to benefit from Tesco’s community fundraising initiative ‘Tesco’s Bags of Help’, which awards grants raised from the 5p carrier bag charge to fund local community projects across the county Somerset Wildlife Trust is asking Tesco shoppers on Somerset’s coast to use the store’s token voting scheme to help it secure the maximum amount of £4000 to support its Brilliant Coast project, which ensures that Somerset’s coastal wildlife has a healthy future. Full story: Read more

National Meadows Day: Putting Somerset’s meadows back on the map

National Meadows Day, dedicated to celebrating and protecting our vanishing wildflower meadows and the wealth of wildlife they support, will take place on Saturday 1 July 2017. This year’s National Meadows Day will be the biggest yet, with over 100 events taking place across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Full story: Read more

Somerset’s Wildlife Trusts’s Taunton Wildlife Week is here!

Daubenton’s Bat © Nick Tomlinson

Somerset Wildlife Trust is excited to invite you to Taunton Wildlife Week, part of its urban wildlife project, Routes to the River Tone. Come and enjoy a week of fantastic wildlife events around Taunton Town – which are all free! On Saturday 17th June, Taunton Wildlife Week kick starts with our attendance at Somerfest, and from there we have a whole host of events for all the family – from fishing and wild art to a River Safari and wildlife photography there will be loads to choose from. Full story: Read more

SOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST BRINGS BACK ITS 30 DAYS WILD CHALLENGE TO PUT SUNSHINE INTO OUR SOULS THE NATURAL WAY

Somerset 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. Full story: Read more