Welcome to Menston Area Nature Trust.

Wild Gardens Open Day

Sunday 22nd May 2022 12-5pm

Come and be inspired by some local Wild Gardens! For more details see the Events page. Tickets (£6 per adult, under 18s free) available at Eventbrite or on the day at the first garden, 38 Farnley Road, Menston LS29 6JN.

Successful Working Party

The fruits of our labours

Old fencing beaten into submission by our willing volunteers. Many thanks to all who came to help. Read more on our Events page.

MANT has first land to manage

STOP PRESS! MANT is going to take over the management of Miss Porritt’s field in Menston! The field in the heart of the village was left to the community by the benefactor, Miss Porritt, in 1996, with the proviso is should never be developed.

In view of the current biodiversity crisis the trustees of the field recognise that it would be beneficial to encourage more diversity and support more wildlife in the centre of the village. MANT will be working with other village groups to plant wildflowers and undertake regular surveys to monitor plants and animals present, as part of their educational purpose as a charity.

For more details see Miss Porritt’s Field under the Projects pages.

Miss Porritt’s Field in central Menston

Wildlife Gardening Starter Kit

The People’s Trust for Endangered Species website has a wealth of information on wildlife and how to help around the world. They are currently giving away wildlife gardening starter kits for a small donation – follow this link for more details: https://ptes.org/my-garden/

MANT’s first General Meeting

The first General Meeting for Menston Area Nature Trust was held on Thursday 3rd February at 7:30pm, via Zoom due to COVID. It was great to meet some supporters, and some excellent ideas were proposed for our first year’s work. Click here to read the minutes.

Hedgehog Updates

Hedgehog Street have published their results for 2021 – see our Hedgehog page for more information.

MANT’s first Newsletter

Click on the image below to see the entire newsletter.

Poem for Nature

With thanks to Ella Sanderson, who has written this specially for MANT!

MANT is now OFFICIALLY Launched!

Menston Area Nature Trust launched officially at the Menston Green Festival on Saturday 18th September 2021. Lots of people were interested in the Hedgehog starter packs and the Beetle Bucket Kits, while the vegan cakes were a big draw!