New Heart of the Levels Wildlife Blog

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To keep you up-to-date with Heart of the Levels news and events, and what is going on out and about in the wildlife reserves managed by the Trust in this area,

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take a look at the new blog created by Heart of the Levels Wild Life Group part of the Somerset Wildlife Trust.

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Things to do and see locally:
Aller and Beer Woods.

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The wild Somerst woods of Aller and Beer provide a cool refuge to explore in the summer sun. The nature reserve is dominated by English oak and ash where many woodland birds and butterflies may be spotted.

New Hill and Tannager Nature Reserves

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New Hill and Tannager is one of a series of Somerset Wildlife Trust reserves where you can explore the Polden Hills and enjoy views across Somerton Moor. A Roman road once ran along the ridge of the hills and remains from the Polden Hill Hoard are now in the British Museum.

Green Down Nature Reserve

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Green Down is home to one of conservation's great success stories with the biggest number of large blue butterflies, anywhere in the world, after they were
amazingly brought back from UK extinction.

Heart of the Levels meetings are held in the Parish Rooms in the Market Place, Somerton at 7:30 pm.
We also conduct local walks which are accompanied by guides who can help with identification and information on flora and fauna. We are open to all ages and interests and encourage families in particular to join us.
Managing National Trust Estates Tuesday 21st February 19:30 — 21:00
George Holmes, ranger for several NT estates in Somerset describes how they are managed — balancing ecology, farming with the best possible visitor experience.
Wildlife Crime Tuesday 14th March 19:30 — 21:00
PC Dave Pepper, Wildlife Crimes Officer gives a broad ranging talk covering the prevalence of wildlife crime in the county and the different forms that it can take (poaching, badger baiting etc).
He will talk a little bit on the law itself regarding bats, breeding birds etc and then tell us how we can assist the police with reporting crimes.
For more information please contact William Murray on email william@hurcottmurrays.co.uk or phone 01458 270071
Cost : Members £2.50 Non Members £3.00