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Aspects Of Local Activities

Why we should eat less meat

Why we should eat less meat

Why I am (semi) vegetarian Meaning – well, I’m not entirely vegetarian! I do eat the occasional piece of fish – mackerel or a sardine, and (free range) eggs – and I am definitely not vegan, I eat almost entirely plant- or fungus- (Quorn) derived food, in part because I enjoy it, but there are several other reasons – mainly as I care for the environment and for ethical standards in animal husbandry. I have serious reservations about the way…

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Links to other environmental groups

Links to other environmental groups

A list of the other environmental groups in North Somerset England. Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre http://www.brerc.org.uk/ Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC) is the central repository for biodiversity and geodiversity data for the ’West of England’ area: the same area as the former county of Avon. The Environmental Network of North Somerset (TENONS) http://www.tenons.org.uk/ The Environmental Network of North Somerset (TENONS) is a networking group, with the purpose of raising levels of awareness of environmental issues in our area….

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Nowhere Wood (also known as Trendlewood)

Nowhere Wood (also known as Trendlewood)

Many Nailsea residents will have a special affection for the small wood known as Trendlewood or Nowhere Wood. The name Trendlewood appears to mean ‘round wood’ and the name Nowhere Wood is derived from a small hamlet linked to the village by a footpath, Nowhere Lane that still runs through the wood. Until about 90 years ago the wood contained several Pennant Sandstone quarries and it would have been a very noisy and active scene. Since being abandoned, the trees…

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Good practice for hedgerow management

Good practice for hedgerow management

Part 1 – The importance of the hedgerow network in North Somerset The quality of the hedgerow network in North Somerset is a key factor in the survival of many species that have their last European stronghold in this region, notably Greater and Lesser Horseshoe Bats. North Somerset is important for bats generally, with 11 of the 17 UK species present in the area. The quality and continuity of North Somerset hedgerows is also vital for other species, such as…

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Wildlife and Hedges

Wildlife and Hedges

Why survey hedges? a comprehensive review of ‘Good practice for hedgerow management’ By Susan Stangroom Biodiversity Officer, North Somerset Council Hedges are important wildlife refuges and corridors. Those of value for wildlife need to be identified to encourage biodiversity. With climate change causing variations in wildlife populations, it is important to have a ‘baseline’against which these variations can be measured. Hedges make a significant contribution to the landscape character of the English countryside. Locations of veteran trees need to be established. Historical…

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Nature Volunteers around Nailsea

Nature Volunteers around Nailsea

There are many volunteers at work for saving wildlife in UK, even in our local area (Nailsea and North Somerset). In this page, I will report to you the wildlife groups that I am involved in. If you interested in wildlife and our work, please contact me from the contact form below the page. Nailsea Environment & Wildlife Trust (NEWT) http://www.newt.btck.co.uk/ Nailsea Environment & Wildlife Trust (NEWT, registered charity no 1132465) was formed in 2008 to purchase land with high wildlife…

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A Sustainable Community in Nailsea

A Sustainable Community in Nailsea

With a rapidly increasing population, the natural resources of this planet are being used at an accelerating rate. If consumption can be slowed, it is less likely that the outcome will be harsh. Although our future is largely in the hands of politicians, much can be achieved by changing our individual life-styles, acting by example, ‘thinking globally and acting locally’. There are many ways in which this might be achieved, and the following list gives examples. While most of these…

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