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Here you'll find latest news and feature articles.
Please see the calendar for upcoming events and the newsletters for past news.

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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Kestrels, Barn Owls and Peregrines

In the 1970’s and 80’s Kestrels were the most common bird of prey in the UK, indeed the other 13 breeding species together could not reach half of the then 80,000 pairs of Kestrels. Persecution and pesticides had affected Kestrels…
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Tigers, hawks and hummingbirds: what will you find on Moth Night?

We are lucky to have a huge variety of moths on our doorstep, with an incredible 1,500 species found in the Bristol area. Moth Night runs from 8-10th July this year and is the perfect opportunity to get to know…
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Wildlife in the palm of your hand: the best apps for connecting with nature

In recent years there’s been an explosion in the number of apps for identifying, mapping and recording wildlife. Here we look at some of the best to help you learn more about the plants and animals you see and hear…
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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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The easiest wildlife gardening job in May? Give your mower a break

Do your bit for the bees by letting your lawn grow during No Mow May, and take part in Plantlife’s  Every Flower Counts survey. Many of us have taken a renewed interest in our gardens during the recent lockdowns, and…
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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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