The Festival of Nature is organised and brought to Somerset by a happy collaboration of organisations that are already involved in safeguarding Somerset’s natural assets for generations to come.
Whilst these organisations have different core purposes, there is one thing that unites them all – a passion for helping more people explore, enjoy and look after the natural world in Somerset. They all know that being closer to nature is good for people and good for wildlife. In celebrating it, being out in it and enjoying it, more of us will realise the important part we have to play in protecting it now and in the future. There is a danger that we take our natural environment for granted. We need that to change. More than half of UK species have suffered significant declines since 1970 and 15% are likely to soon become extinct. By us all working together, we cannot hopefully stop this trend and help our wildlife to recover.
The Blackdown Hills AONB is managed by a Partnership of national agencies, local authorities, conservation organisations and community groups who work together to protect this special place.
Exmoor was designated as a National Park in 1954. Since then, the co-ordination of work to achieve National Park purposes in the area has been undertaken by local government and since 1997 by a free standing Exmoor National Park Authority.
This is one of England's most special places – the limestone Mendip Hills with the lakes of the Chew Valley is a stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops.
From ancient trees to butterflies and otters, our places are full of life. We're working hard to safeguard nature for years to come.
The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which means that its distinctive character, natural beauty and cultural heritage are so outstanding that it is in the nation’s interest to safeguard them.
Working together with you and our partners to collectively change the fate of nature.
The Museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history and provides a family-friendly destination which has learning, access and discovery at its heart.
Our mission is to build a landscape rich in wildlife where people live happier, healthier lives.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. Wetlands are the primary source of drinking water for people and wildlife.
Natural England is the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide.