by Webmaster, 28th June 2022
Celebrate sixty years of sensational Shropshire wildlife
This month marks 60 years since Shropshire Wildlife Trust was formed as a champion for wildlife at a time of sweeping changes to agriculture, industry and development. Since then, the Trust has gone from strength to strength. Earl's Hill became the Trust’s first nature reserve, when it was acquired in 1964, and the Trust now cares for over 40 across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Many of those nature reserves have been purchased thanks to funds raised by members and supporters, in addition to grants and donations from a variety of funders, charitable trusts and businesses.
Shropshire Wildlife Trust's past and present work will be on display at The Cut Visitor Centre, Shrewsbury and celebrated through online and in person events throughout July.
There's something for everyone - from family activities, walks and talks on nature reserves, wildlife spotting and online videos, such as:
Tours of Darwin’s Childhood Garden
Confessions of a teenage skull collector
Stepping Stones project on connecting wildlife habitats
A wonderful guided walk around Earl’s Hill with picnic time at Earlsdale House
Botanical Bonanza at Lightmoor
To find out more visit: www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events
The Cut Visitor Centre is open on weekdays, with a display, shop and summer wildflower garden.
The Trust will also be launching a new 60th Anniversary Appeal to raise vital funds to continue wildlife conservation in the county. More information about ‘Shropshire Wildlife Trust at 60’ can be found here: www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/SWT-at-60