Adopt a tree, flower or habitat

Wildflower meadowWildflower meadow (credit Emma Bradshaw)

Sponsor a tree in the Cheshire Life Orchard

Trust: Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Price: £25
What you receive: A certificate of adoption and a six monthly orchard update
Additional: Historic maps reveal that an orchard has existed at Cheshire Wildlife Trust's headquarters at Bickley Hall Farm since the 1300's and until early 2008 all that remained was a lonesome Bramley tree and a small row of plum trees. With the help of an orchard specialist a site was chosen and the orchard has been created featuring ancient local varieties and provides sanctuary to rescued varieties. Saplings that have been planted include wonderful sounding varieties such as lemon apple, toadback pear and rakemaker. It is hoped that by situating the orchard on a site with community ownership and public access that it will become an important part of local heritage and education.
More information: 01948-820728
Visit: www.cheshirewildlifetrust.co.uk where you can download a sponsorship form

Sponsor a tree and help protect Cumbria's juniper

Trust: Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Price: £10 for one, £25 for three, £45 for six.
Juniper is important, not only because it is one of only three native species of conifer in the UK, but it is also the specific home for over 40 species of bugs and fungus. If our juniper becomes extinct the species that depend on it may do so too. 
What you receive: To say thank you for your kind donation, we will send you a certificate. In case this is a gift, we will also send you a gift card so that you can write your own special message. http://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/shop-for-wildlife/57.html

Sponsor a Tree in Hertfordshire

Trust: Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Woodlands are magical places. They support such a huge range of wildlife and are full of activity, yet they still give us a sense of tranquility and calm when we walk through them. Sponsoring a tree in one of our woodland nature reserves is a great way to protect wildlife for the future. You can also dedicate your tree sponsorship to celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary or even in memory of a loved one.
Cost: £20.00 including postage and packing within UK
What you get: Sponsors will receive: Personalised sponsorship certificate, a fact sheet about your sponsored species and a photograph. All funds raised will contribute to HMWT’s conservation work protecting habitats and species across the two counties. N.B. This gift does not involve planting a new tree, but will help to manage and protect existing trees and woodland.
Contact: 01727 858 901 or www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk

Sponsor a Wildflower Meadow in Hertfordshire

Trust: Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Guaranteed to last longer than any bouquet... sponsor a wildflower meadow and help us to ensure wildflowers continue to bloom across Hertfordshire and Middlesex for future generations.
Cost: £25.00 including postage and packing within UK
What you get: Sponsors will receive: Personalised sponsorship certificate, a fact sheet about your sponsored species and a photograph. All funds raised will contribute to HMWT’s conservation work protecting habitats and species across the two counties.
Contact: 01727 858 901 or www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk

Sponsor an acre of Gors Maen Llwyd

Trust: North Wales Wildlife Trust
Price: £5 (per acre) including postage and packing within the UK
Gors Maen Llwyd nature reserve is a vast heather moorland, host to Black Grouse and a wide range of other wildlife. It is a truly wild place high on the Denbigh moors, with views across the Vale of Clwyd to the sea in the north, south over Llyn Brenig to the Berwyn Mountains, and west to Snowdonia. The site gets its name from a grey stone, or “Maen Llwyd” on the reserve.
What you get: The Gors Maen Llwyd sponsorship pack comes with a striking giftcard with its photo of a Black Grouse lekking at dawn kindly donated by professional wildlife photographer Danny Green, a fact sheet about the nature reserve and a personalised sponsorship certificate.
More info: http://shop.northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-sponsorship.aspx  or 01248 351541 or supportus@wildlifetrustswales.org

Adopt a Shropshire holly tree

Trust: Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Price: £20 including p&p within the UK
What you get: a Christmas card of one of the Stiperstones hollies taken by award winning photographer Ben Osborne; a personalised certificate and an illustrated A4 sheet telling the story of these ancient holly trees.
More information: Buy online at www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk or by credit card by phone 01743 284280.

Adopt an ancient tree in Somerset

Trust: Somerset Wildlife Trust
Price: £10
What you get: An information sheet and glossy photo, along with your choice of greetings card. We can even send it direct to your recipient if you prefer.
Additional: Perfect for the wise and more mature members of your family and friends. The fat trunks and twisted branches of ancient trees provide a home for wildlife that can not survive anywhere else and are landmarks on the countryside. Help us pollard these trees so they stay standing and to clear the young competition trees that grow nearby threatening the future of the veterans. Your gift will help us protect vulnerable wildlife and preserve wild places in Somerset.
More information: 01823 652400 or http://www.somersetwildlife.org/adopttree.html

Adopt a wildflower meadow in Somerset

Trust: Somerset Wildlife Trust
Price: £100
What you get: An information sheet and glossy photo, along with your choice of greetings card. We can even send it direct to your recipient if you prefer.
Additional: For the lady in your life, ­ no need to ever buy cut flowers again! Some of our best loved and most unusual wildflowers grow in these very special old meadows but sadly they are one of our fastest disappearing wild habitats. Help us preserve our wildflowers meadows through traditional management techniques including grazing with ponies and cattle, cutting the hay late in the summer and a careful cycle of hedgerow management. Your gift will help us protect vulnerable wildlife and preserve wild places in Somerset.
More information: 01823 652400 or http://www.somersetwildlife.org/adoptmeadow

Help a heathland in Surrey

Trust: Surrey Wildlife Trust
Price: £10
Heathland is an internationally important and unique habitat which supports many rare animal and plant species. ‘Helping a Heathland’ will provide funding to support Surrey Wildlife Trust’s work, and in turn help to protect and preserve Surrey’s remaining heathland
What you receive: A gift card detailing how the money donated will help your chosen habitat, plus a colourful fridge magnet. The gift pack will be sent directly to you so you can personalise it with your own message.
Visit: http://www.surreywildlifegifts.org.uk/collections/gift-for-nature/products/help-a-heathland

Protect a Pond in Surrey

Trust: Surrey Wildlife Trust
Protect a PondPrice: £10 Ponds and wet habitats support a huge variety of invertebrates, amphibians, birds and mammals. ‘Protecting a Pond’ will provide funding to support Surrey Wildlife Trust’s work, and in turn help to protect Surrey’s wet habitats.
What you receive: A gift card detailing how the money donated will help your chosen habitat, plus a colourful fridge magnet. The gift pack will be sent directly to you so you can personalise it with your own message.
Visit: http://www.surreywildlifegifts.org.uk/collections/gift-for-nature/products/protect-a-pond