In the light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we want to let you know about the measures Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is taking in response and how you can continue to engage with nature over the coming weeks.

Most of our nature reserves are open and remain excellent places to unwind with wildlife, get some fresh air and exercise away from crowds (find your nearest reserve). However, please note the Wiltshire Police advice that people must not to travel in cars to our reserves, but to come on foot or by bicycle as part of their one session of exercise per day. 

We know how important nature is for our wellbeing, and so over the coming weeks we will send out regular updates of wildlife-related activities you can do from home, or in your garden. You can sign up free to Naturehood to get some good suggestions.

We have postponed or cancelled all our planned events and activities until further notice and have ceased all regular management and survey work on our reserves.  Please keep an eye on our website and our social media channels, where we will keep you updated with news.

The Kingfisher Café at Langford Lakes, and the reserve itself is closed until further notice.

We have temporarily halted our adult wellbeing programmes, Forest School support programmes and closed Lakeside Care Farm, but we are continuing to provide support; developing activities to do at home and keeping in touch with everyone via phone, email and a new weekly wellbeing newsletter. We will resume our alternative education provision once it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Most staff are working from home and this will be the normal working practice until the current emergency passes. It has also been necessary to place a number of staff on temporary furlough.  Please bear with us as this will make it more difficult for us to respond promptly to enquiries.  To contact us, please email [email protected] or contact the relevant member of staff directly. 

To all our members and supporters we want to offer a big thank you – it’s particularly at difficult times like these that your support is so important to us.

Stay safe and healthy,

The team at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust