Carymoor Environmental Trust

Nature thrives at Carymoor during lockdown

Nature thrives at Carymoor during lockdown

We appreciate donations to help our small charity

Published: 1st May 2020

We have enjoyed the most amazing spring at Carymoor and it has been sad not to be able to share it with visiting groups for the first time since we started in 1996. It has been lovely to see the signs of wildlife as it has moved in during our absence. Nature is thriving!

 

We closed the centre on 23rd March and like everyone else we are now waiting to hear when it will be safe to go back to work. Normally this is one of our busiest times of the year, with school groups and volunteers in every day. Like many small charities, we have been working hard to secure funding and find ways to cut costs to help us weather this storm. If you are able to support us, we would greatly appreciate any help you can give. Donations can be made via our Local Giving page.

 

We are looking forward to schools reopening and once again being able to champion the importance of wildlife and sustainability. This lockdown has reminded us all how key nature is to our wellbeing. For those of us lucky enough to have gardens, it has been a vital outlet and a rare chance to have the time to watch spring slowly develop. You can see some photos of wildlife we have captured, both at Carymoor and in our own gardens, on our Instagram page.

 

Similarly, we are looking forward to getting the Schools Against Waste project we run with Somerset Waste Partnership back on the road. Last year the team reached over 13,000 children in primary schools across Somerset, inspiring action to reduce waste, reuse and recycle more. We will let you know as soon as we can get back out there.

 

We will be paying close attention to the advice from the UK government and will ensure we do everything we can to protect visitors, volunteers and our staff.

 

When the lockdown is over, the team at Carymoor will be raring to go and we look forward to sharing our incredible nature reserve and inspiring activities with you once again.

 

Best wishes from the team at Carymoor

We're always on the look out for people with time to spare!

Whether that's the odd hour, a regular day or even a longer work experience placement, your time is very valuable to us. Our growing team of volunteers makes a vital contribution both at the centre and at events across the county.