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. 


Seek out Grasshoppers and Crickets on a walk

with Fred Giles
(the expert who gave the illustrated talk back in November 2023)
Saturday, 3rd August 2024: 11am– 1pm on YACWAG's Stowey Reserve

Meet by cattle grid in the small car park near 136 Stowey Rd, Yatton, Bristol BS49 4QX.
(view on Google Maps)

Families welcome.
Free of charge
Just turn up - no booking needed.

Latest news

Bird News: June 2024

The meteorological first day of summer (June 1st) dawned sunny but two Cormorants on a pylon near the railway were Autumn birds! Both Common and Lesser Whitethroat sang briefly by…
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Bird News: May 2024

Two Red Kites flew south over the Little River on the 5th, the first Yatton record for several weeks. On the same day three Siskins were still visiting a garden…
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Bird News: April 2024

An early House Martin was over Derham Park on the 4th and on the same day four Lapwings were on the Wemberham maize stubble field with around 20 Linnets nearby.…
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Bird News: March 2024

A walk along the Congresbury section of the Strawberry Line on the afternoon of the 29th February (Peter Grainger) produced calling Little and Tawny Owls as well as a Kestrel,…
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Bird News: February 2024

The month started with a sunny calm day but the second winter bird survey on Congresbury Moor and Gang Wall was fairly uneventful. It was good to see a hunting…
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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…
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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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