This winter give the gift of a wilder future

(c) Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

As we come out of the second lockdown, and find our way forwards into the festive season, I am yet again in awe of how much joy and freedom time spent connecting with nature has given me. Over the past month the changing colours throughout our landscapes, the flocks of birds and the crisp autumn sunsets have provided me with a sense of light in an otherwise restricting time. No doubt the holidays will be a little different this year, but I will be looking at the natural world to lift my spirits throughout the season.

After the year we've had, it is a time to be kind to yourself as well as the people and causes you care about most. As nature has helped so many of us during the pandemic, we have thought of lots of ways you can give a gift this winter while helping to protect and restore local wildlife. Together, we will come back stronger in 2021 and continue reaching for our goal to secure 30% of land and sea for wildlife by 2030. This winter, find out how you can give back to wildlife this winter whilst giving to someone you love:

Enter our winter raffle

We're excited to launch our winter raffle, giving you a chance to win an array of nature-based, locally-sourced or donated prizes for just £1 a ticket. Winners will be drawn on Monday 4th January as a way to kickstart the New Year. Prizes include a guided nature reserve walk around our Folly Farm reserve, followed by afternoon tea for two, a £45 Grow Wilder gift card, a family-friendly nature-based engagement session with our People and Wildlife Team and hand-delivered afternoon tea from family business Heartfelt Vintage. Buy your tickets today for a chance to win one of our fantastic prizes and start 2021 with something to celebrate.

Give the gift of membership

Help your loved one get the most out of local wildlife by giving the gift of membership to Avon Wildlife Trust. Choose from Individual, Joint, Family or Child membership vouchers to give to a loved one over the winter period. From helping dormice thrive in woodlands, creating habitats for wonderful tawny and barn owls and improving beautiful wildflower meadows, your gift membership support will help wildlife thrive now and in years to come.

Give a gift donation   

Do you want to show your loved ones you care on special occasions but struggle to find eco-friendly gift options? We've created gift donations so that you can show someone you care about them AND wildlife for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, house warmings, bar mitzvahs or simply just because! For each donation you make, we can send a gift card with a beautiful design for them to keep, put on their fridge or even frame to remember the donation you have made in their name.

Remember a loved one

This time of year is the perfect time to reflect and celebrate the memories of those no longer with us. Celebrate their life through the wildlife they loved, and support a cause they cared about to help their memory live on. 

Adopt a species

Protect important species through an adoption. Choose between adopting a badger or a bumblebee to help support these and other important species in our local landscape. Give as a gift or treat yourself!

Visit us here to find out more, and to give the gift of wildlife this winter.