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Your online guide to events and organisations in and around the town.

Sister site to the above, covering Chipping Sodbury.

Friends Groups
Comprehensive list of Friends Groups and Conservation Groups on South Gloucestershire Council website.

Avon Wildlife Trust
The charity looking after our local wildlife.

BRERC (Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre)
BRERC collects, stores and distributes environmental data on the former Avon area.

Forest Education Network
Set up in April 2012, the FEN is the successor body to the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) in England. FEN builds on the valuable work of FEI in England and seeks to engage more young people in forest and woodland environments by supporting delivery of education in forest and woodland settings, networking and sharing good practice, and facilitating communication between the sectors and practitioners involved.

South Gloucestershire Council
Local Council - Home Webpage

Local Nature Reserves
Discover what's happening at Local Nature Reserves in South Gloucestershire.

This page includes links to:-

Avon Valley Woodlands
Gorse Covert
Huckford Quarry
Three Brooks
Wapley Bushes
Warmley Forest Park
Wick Golden Valley
Willsbridge Valley

Some useful wildlife links

A place for you to share nature

International Dawn Chorus Day
International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature’s symphony. This year ( 2016 ) there will be more opportunities than ever to join in the excitement. In the run up to the event, events from all over the world and across the UK will be listed on this website, so visit us regularly to see what’s planned in your area.

Wild Owl
The website of locally based Ian McGuire, owl conservationist and photographer.

Wildlife Watch
Junior branch of Wildlife Trusts

Wildlife Watch - a Spotting Sheet. Nuts & Seeds


Connecting route

Frome Valley Walkway
An 18 mile, connecting footpath managed by the Avon Frome Partnership, tel: 0117 922 4325.

National organisations

The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Hanson Aggregates
International heavy building materials company. Now part of HeidelbergCement AG

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