In May 2019, the UK parliament declared a climate & nature emergency. A few months later, Bristol was the first city to declare an ecological emergency and the Long Ashton Parish Council was quick to follow.
All this climate bad news can be overwhelming. However, working together to do something positive for nature will help restore our sense of community and give us a common purpose. Long Ashton is blessed with hotspots for nature – joining them up and linking up with work being done nearby will give a major boost to local species that are declining nationwide.
How to get involved
If you'd like to volunteer out and about on a project; support with a donation; invite us to chat with your school or club; or even know a piece of land that could use some help with it's wildlife-friendliness... simply email us or sign up to our newsletter. Follow our Facebook page for the latest too.
We're also on the look-out for motivated new members of our management team - meet the rest of the Trustees here.
We have plenty of opportunities for you to lend your time.
The Trust relies wholly on grants and donations.
We'd love to work with you to spread the word about nature!
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The wildflower quiz!
PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE: a native wild flower growing in damp places. Great for bees, butterflies & other pollinators
FLEABANE: a native wild flower growing in damp places. Great for bees, butterflies & other pollinators
TEASEL: a native plant that thrives in most places. Bees and other pollinators love its flowers; finches adore its seeds
ECHINOPS (or globethistle): A wonderful garden plant that is often festooned with bees lapping up the nectar
WILD ANGELICA: a native plant that prefers damp ground. Can grow up to two metres and is loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators
HEMP AGRIMONY: a native plant that is adored by bees, butterflies and other pollinators that can crowd together on just one flower head
LEEK SEED HEAD: Everyone knows a leek but if leeks are allowed to flower and set seed, the flower heads are both spectacular and provide a feast for pollinators
WILD CARROT: loves dry grasslands and hedge banks. Loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators
MARJORAM: A garden herb that also grows in the wild. Flowers much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Leaves are synonymous with Italian cooking
A garden plant adored by butterflies, bees and other pollinators
ROSEMARY: A garden herb that can grow into a majestic shrub. Bees loves the flowers in the early spring, bullfinches love the seed and we love the leaves
MINT: A garden herb that can often be found growing in the wild. The flowers are loved by bees; the leaves are loved by us