Registered charity
No. 1076362



Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group

Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG) is a registered charity whose aims are to establish and maintain nature reserves in the North Somerset Parishes of Yatton and Congresbury for the benefit of the public, and to advance education in natural history and nature conservation.

Registered charity
No. 1076362

Welcome to the YACWAG website

We have been working for people and wildlife in Yatton and Congresbury (and beyond) for over 20 years. Click the menu to find out about us and our nature reserves in the two parishes. 

YACWAG is run entirely by volunteers. We are always interested in hearing about the skills and experience people can offer to our small charity. There are lots of opportunities to learn and develop as you get involved. There are vacancies in areas of administration, wildlife surveying, publicity, event organisation and member services. You can get involved with bird box maintenance, educational activities or anything else you think would be helpful.


Some of our activities are organised at short notice. If you are a member you will receive emails from the Secretary giving details of opportunities as they come up, or find them advertised in the current newsletter,. They will all be posted on the Calendar HERE.

If you would like to know more, or get involved in a practical way, please get in touch via the Contact page. Keep an eye on upcoming events posted on the Calendar. Please become a member and let us know how you would like to support nature conservation in this area. 

Latest news

Window Wanderland: 15th - 17th February 2024

Decorate your windows or gardens and let’s light up our community with the theme ‘Nature is our Neighbour’, celebrating 25 years of Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group. It is easy, free and fun and open to everyone!
Please see the flyer for full details
Below is a video of the amazing displays from last year:

Bird News: January 2024

Some late news from December, Christmas night in fact, please see the video of a Barn Owl at one of our reserves below. On New Year’s Day morning Emily reported…
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Bird News: December 2023

Following the sighting of a Short Eared Owl on Kenn Moor near our Littlewood Reserve further vigils on the 2nd and 3rd were unsuccessful but a Grey Wagtail was a…
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A ‘Populist’ View

When my friend Sue told me about a project to identify rare native black poplars in the 1990s, it was right up my street. I still haven’t really quite got round…
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Bird News: November 2023

Two flocks of Woodpigeons totalling 2,000 birds were reported heading south over Kingston Seymour on the 3rd. A pair of Ravens were mutual preening to strengthen their pair bond on…
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Grasshoppers and Crickets: a successful return to in person talks

A packed room greeted YACWAG’s speaker in the Chapter House, Yatton, in early November 2023. It was the first talk YACWAG had held in person for three years and members…
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Bird News: October 2023

A Peregrine was over Smarts factory on the 1st and that evening a Barn Owl was out at dusk on Congresbury Moor. At Dowlais Farm, Kenn, a Hobby made an…
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Our nature reserves

Protecting your natural environment for generations to come

Our nature reserves are owned by YACWAG and held for us by the Official Custodian of Trustees, which means that come what may our sites will remain for nature and the community for ever. Where possible we are working to extend all our sites.

Learn about wildlife

Know your neighbours in nature and how to help them

Get involved

Participate in any way you can

YACWAG needs volunteers to help with the running of the charity. If you could help at local events on a YACWAG stall or develop educational activities that would fill a gap. We could use your skills in art, photography, administration, event organisation, wildlife surveying, etc. Even if you have no experience, if you are interested in doing something please let us have your ideas. Lots of our best work has started that way.


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