Meriel Harrison

From Nags to Niches – Having a Field Day

This is the third in a short series of articles about YACWAG’s fields and their secrets. New Croft (meaning new enclosure) is an ancient hay meadow on Congresbury Moor which YACWAG bought in 2000. It was enclosed from the Great…
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A Small Field with a Big Secret

Milepost 31 You may not have heard of Milepost 31, a small field off the Strawberry Line at Yatton which is now part of Biddle Street Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Its history and ownership is, to most people,…
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Wildlife Window Wanderland

All the W’s! And people added their own – wildlife winter wanderland, wildlife window wonderland, or any combination of the five or so available. Whatever you call it, 60 households, groups and businesses in Congresbury, Yatton and Claverham thoroughly enjoyed themselves…
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Fields Hold Secrets

“Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow and plough” Gerald Manley Hopkins I like the idea that in the fields around us there are secrets waiting to be discovered; there are stories waiting to be told. That is the basis…
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Christmas is Coming to Congresbury – and so is a new nature reserve!

The Congresbury Christmas Market is back this year and will be held on Wednesday 8th December from 6-8.30 pm. Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG) is taking the opportunity to put up a display about their new nature reserve off Cobthorn Way. The…
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A Wonderful Surprise!

Out of the blue, we had a contact through the YACWAG website from Isobel Williams, the Community Activator at Waitrose in Nailsea. Isobel told us that the staff felt that the store's giving to good causes had neglected local environmental…
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YACWAG Online Talk: 7th October 2021

Thomas Foxley: Protecting the Greater Horseshoe BatThomas will give an illustrated talk about the life of horseshoe bat and his PhD thesis about spatial modelling in Somerset. See here for full details
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Wild World Heroes: Summer Reading Challenge and Nature Treasure Hunt

Summer Reading Challenge The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event to encourage children aged 4-11 to read for pleasure. This year's theme is Wild World Heroes, inspiring children to stand up for the planet. Our local libraries are supporting and…
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Online talks now available to watch

Starting with Sarah Dale's talk on Biodiversity and with more to shortly follow. Please see our new Library page to watch the talk.
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Wilder Waterways

Bernie D’Arcy the Living Landscapes Manager from Avon Wildlife Trust gave a presentation to YACWAG members via Zoom on 8th April 2021 on an exciting project being undertaken jointly with the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART) on the Land Yeo.…
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