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Somerset Wildlife Trust's indoor programme to start
1:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A DELIGHTFUL afternoon was spent at Lower Chelmsine in the Blackdown Hills for the last of the Ilminster/Chard group’s 2013 programme of summer visits.
David and Lindy Edmondson hosted the event at their private nature reserve and garden and provided refreshments which raised funds for Taunton Association for the Homeless.
The visitors were allowed access to all the newly planted broad-leaved woodland, hazel coppice, pond and wildflower meadow.
The stroll was at a leisurely pace on a hot afternoon while members of the group pointed out and identified the shrubs and trees.
Butterflies, moths and bees were abundant, especially near the hedges and in the colourful and interesting garden.
Two young families and some of the others limited their wanderings to the garden, soaking up the atmosphere and relaxing or quizzing the hosts on the planting or restoration of the buildings, including the 400 year old Linhay barn.
The group’s indoor programme starts tomorrow (September 20), when Edward Wells, SWT trustee and chairman of the mammal group, will give an illustrated presentation on British Mammals, including several of the smaller ones which do not usually hit the headlines.
The venue is the Parish Rooms, North Street, Ilminster, at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.
Entry is £2 adults and free for children, and refreshments will be available. SWT 2014 calendars will be on sale at £5.99.
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