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.