GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR WILD SIDE WITH TAUNTON WILDLIFE WEEKEND

12 Jun 2019


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Somerset Wild Trust are pleased to announce the full line-up of events and activities for Taunton Wildlife Weekend 2019 - an annual celebration of the town’s green spaces and wild places, and the wildlife that lives there. This year Taunton Wildlife Weekend runs from the 28th to the 30th June.
 
With the support of the Trust’s Taunton Deane Area Group, we will be putting on an entire weekend of nature-based activities that explore our town and the wildlife within it. There is an incredible choice of events, with something for all ages from wild play, photography and bat walks to practical activities such as litter picks. Go to our website for full details on the weekend’s activities and events: www.somersetwildlife.org/tww19

Jolyon Chesworth, Nature & Wellbeing Manager for Somerset Wildlife Trust said:
 
“Thanks to the Blue Planet effect and individuals such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg, the environment, climate change, declines in wildlife, reduction of habitats and green space and the disappearance of pollinators all remain high on the news agenda. However, keeping our wildlife safe and our green spaces connected across the county isn’t just about the countryside - our urban towns, parks and home gardens help create oases and crucial stepping stones for nature to survive and thrive.Looking-at-nature-Emma-Bradshaw.jpg
 
“The purpose of Taunton Wildlife Weekend is to connect to, and celebrate, the natural world and what it actually brings us (clean air, water, food and a sense of wellbeing, amongst many other things!) We protect what we value and to value it we need to experience it. It’s going to take a collective effort to reverse the current situation, and now really is the time to make changes in our own lives to play our part in the solution. The first step is to explore, enjoy and appreciate what is on our doorstep.
 
“We have eight brilliant events for people to join, from butterflies to bats to helping our wildlife by removing litter, so we hope that lots of people will come along. If you are already taking part in 30 Days Wild, then this provides lots of chances to tick off those days!”
 
GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR WILD SIDE WITH TAUNTON WILDLIFE WEEKEND
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