There are 47 Wildlife Trusts covering the UK (and the Isle of Man and Alderney too). Use the map or the links below to find out more about the Wildlife Trust in your area and get involved with events, activities and Watch groups.

Chard Wildlife Watch Club

 
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Chard Wildlife Watch Club runs sessions around the Chard and wider Blackdown Hills area. We meet at various locations, taking advantage of the best seasonal wildlife the Blackdowns has to offer, for sessions that last approx. 2hrs. Meetings are at the weekend and are currently scheduled every two months, with a few extra sneaked in for special events. Activities are aimed at 5-11 year olds and we ask for parents and carers to remain with their children. We try to offer activities for free whenever possible but occasionally, if we have to pay for venue hire or to bring in additional experts, we may charge a small fee to cover costs. Contact us at chardwildlifewatch@gmail.com for more info about what we have planned.

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Group news and diary

Join Chard Watch Club on a Seashore Safari

What better way to start the school summer holidays than with a trip to the seaside! We will be going on a wildlife treasure hunt, so if you have never seen a strawberry anemone, a baked bean seasquirt or a spider crab, now is your chance!

This free event is aimed at children aged 5-12 and children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Booking essential, for more information or to book a place please email chardwildlifewatch@gmail.com

National Meadows Day!

We are going to be celebrating National Meadows Day this Saturday, 1st July, at Bishopswood Meadows Nature Reserve. We will be hunting for wildflowers and the bees and butterflies that live amongst them, and also getting our feet wet with a bit of stream dipping. You can also make a souvenir to take home!

If you want to come along, drop us an email at chardwildlifewatch@gmail.com

Come and build a nest box

Join us for the first meeting of the new Chard Wildlife Watch Club on the 11th February in Chaffcombe. We will be building nest boxes to create homes for wildlife in your garden and exploring the area's wildlife.

The session is free but donations to help cover costs would be greatly appreciated.

Booking essential so please get in touch with chardwildlifewatch@gmail.com to book or for more information.

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