Information for members

Information for members

Thank you for supporting Avon’s wildlife

You do so much for wildlife and wild spaces in Avon with your membership donation. Thank you so much! You are helping to manage over 30 nature reserves and give advice to land owners to protect nature now. You are helping to get communities and businesses to make decisions to protect the future of nature. You are helping to inspire curiosity and a love of nature so people can learn how to protect wildlife now and for future generations. You are helping to fight for 30% of land and sea for wildlife by 2030.

Wild Avon Magazine & Annual Report

To say thank you and to keep you updated with how your membership donation makes a difference, wildlife success stories and events we will send you our Wild Avon magazine twice a year. Our last magazine landed in April 2021 and our next magazine will be sent in October 2021.

Your magazine now comes in a potato starch wrap which is compostable in your home compost bin or in your council food waste bin.

Our AGM will be held at Widcombe Social Club on the evening of Wednesday 3 November 2021. You can grab your free spot now!

Register for 2021 AGM

You can read our annual reports and backdated issues of Wild Avon magazine on our publications page by clicking the button below.

If you would like to receive your Wild Avon magazine by email rather than post, please complete this form.

Read our publications

Membership Survey 2021

Thank you if you shared your thoughts with us through the 2021 Membership Survey.
We received 934 responses with over 250of you increasing your regular membership
donation. Collectively, you are donating an extra £6,714 a year for Avon’s wildlife
through your membership donations. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Your feedback is invaluable, and your comments are helping us to improve what we do for wildlife and our members. We received a positive response with 88% of you rating your experience as a member as either excellent or good. However, we realise we can do better. That’s why we’ve read through your comments and made some improvements. We’re already making changes:

  • Including a map in each edition of your magazine so you know where each of our reserves are
  • Introducing a digital version of the magazine as well as a postal option
  • Introducing quarterly member talks which we hope to have more details of very soon

However, improving your membership is just half the story. It was interesting to see
which of our projects you had heard of and which areas you felt we should prioritise in
future work. We will work through these as an organisation to learn from what you’ve
got to say. Priority areas include:

  • Making our nature reserves more accessible with improved signage, facilities and walking routes as well as hosting guided nature walks
  • Having better communication with our volunteers

Quarterly members' talks

We have quarterly members' talks that we hold online. See upcoming talk from the list below and sign up now.

North Somerset Rewilding Champions - Jamie Kingscott - Wednesday 8 December, 18:00-19:00

Book your place

Wilder Waterways - Bernie D'Arcy - March 2022

My Wild City - Alex Dommett - June 2022

Learning - Lucy Hellier - September 2022

Wildlife monitoring and reserves update - Tim Curley, Bernie D'Arcy and Jenny Greenwood - December 2022

Increase your membership donation

Every gift, large or small, is helping wildlife to survive and thrive across Avon. If you wanted to help even more by increasing your membership donation, please follow the link below. 

Increase your membership donation

Convert your donation to Direct Debit

To convert your membership to pay by Direct Debit, please complete our online Direct Debit form. Follow the link below to choose which membership type you are on and complete the relevant form.

Convert to Direct Debit

Update your membership information

We safely and securely hold information to help us administer your membership. If any of this information changes or needs updating, please contact us directly or follow the links below.

Update your contact details

Update how you want to hear from us

Sign up to receive emails

Confirm a Gift Aid declaration 

Convert your membership type

We have different membership types available including: 

  • Individual/Child - for one person from £3 a month, receiving either our Wild Avon magazine twice a year for adults or our Wildlife Watch magazine four times a year for children.
  • Joint - for two people from £4 a month.
  • Family - for two adults and up to four children from £5 a month.

As each membership type has different information requirements, please contact us directly to convert your membership, using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Lost your membership card?

If you have lost your membership card, we can send you a new one in the post. 

Apply for a new membership card

Receive your magazine by email

We can now send your Wild Avon magazine by email, instead of postal if you so wish. All you have to do is complete this form by clicking the button below.

Complete the form

Contact us

Postal address:
Avon Wildlife Trust
32 Jacobs Wells Road
Bristol
BS8 1DR

Phone: 01179 177 270
Emailmail@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk