PBA supporting the Somerset Wildlife Trust

PBA supporting the Somerset Wildlife Trust

26 June 2015

TAUNTON - PBA is helping to provide improved visitor access to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, by supporting the Somerset Wildlife Trust in its restoration of the Langford Heathfield Nature Reserve.

A donation from the Practice will go towards restoring woodlands and grasslands, and posting visitor signage and information at the site, which is home to numerous significant species, including dormice, bats, wood peckers, wood warblers and a wonderful array of butterflies.

Langford is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with heathland scrub, secondary and ancient oak and ash woodland.

Much of Langford Heathfield nature reserve is common land, where local people still have the ancient rights of grazing, turf cutting, and woodcutting for fencing and firewood.) Because the reserve is common land, and very damp, it has not been used for agriculture, meaning many important wildlife species have survived here.

Whether you live in the area or are just visiting the stunning southwest, don’t miss the opportunity to take a look at this magical setting.