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Get your garden wildlife-ready for winter

We’ve reached that time of year when the flowering season for most garden plants has ended, the trees are busy shedding the last of their leaves, and the temptation is to cut everything back to ‘tidy up’ the garden. But…
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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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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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Six ways to take more action for wildlife in 2022

The end of January may be in sight, but there’s still time to make some resolutions for the year ahead. Amid regular headlines about the climate and nature emergency and its effects on the wildlife we all love, it’s easy…
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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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Home composting: the greener way to tackle green waste

Nutrient rich home compost The introduction of green waste charging in North Somerset has prompted many people to think again about what they do with their garden waste and food scraps. There’s never been a better time to add a…
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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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A posy of plant lore

The inspiration from this month’s blog came from a visit to St Mary’s churchyard in Yatton with YACWAG trustee Faith Moulin earlier in the summer, when we were enjoying the wonderful plant life that the churchyard holds. At the latest…
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