Wild about Bath was founded by Ann Stuart and Christine Absolon in 2021.
Ann was formerly a Biology teacher and has always thrived on being outdoors. Now she enjoys learning more about moths by trapping them in her garden, and exploring the countryside and byways of the south side of Bath. She loves to share her enthusiasm for the natural world with others
Christine is a retired medical doctor and knows for herself the importance of nature and community in our wellbeing. She loves wildflowers and all the local fauna and tries to make her garden a welcoming place for wildlife and people. Christine stepped back from the day-to-day running of Wild About Bath in 2022, but still enjoys organising the annual photography competition.
The spring of 2020 helped us realise afresh the restorative power of nature close to home and gave us the opportunity to spend more time nurturing it. Neighbours came to know each other better and helped each other out. Our neighbourly Whatsapp group started spontaneously posting photos of previously unnoticed wildlife that we were spotting in our gardens. ‘Wild about Bath’ is a project that sprang out of that time and out of a deep enjoyment of and concern for nature.
The project is founded on Christian principles and values, however those from all faiths and no faith backgrounds are equally welcome to join in.
Part time manager
Wildlife Guide and Treasurer
Garden and Wildlife Guide