INITIALLY inspired by a film of the same name staring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson a Bucket List is a wish list of experiences someone wants to achieve during their lifetime.

Many of us set annual goals, wish lists or resolutions. For wildlife lovers, goals might include whale watching or seeing the Northern Lights or maybe something that can be achieved closer to home. For instance have you heard the dawn chorus or seen a red squirrel in the wild?

As part of a new campaign to show how important the natural environment is to local people and to encourage people to think about how they can include a promise to help protect it on their lists, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is asking you to share what is on your bucket list. For more information and to share what amazing things you want to achieve go to

The Wildlife Trust is also suggesting that a bucket list can go one step further. It could be the start of something amazing: it could change your life, the lives of others, even the world. If you have a passion for local wildlife, leaving a legacy to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust could be a bucket list achievement with lasting significance.

Whichever of our wild places or species has your heart – coastal marshlands or chalk downland, badgers or bearded tits – Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is working to protect it. Leaving a legacy of any size to the Wildlife Trust will help to protect habitats, plants and animals.

So why not tell the Wildlife Trust what is on your bucket list? you might even find that there is something on it that you can achieve on a Wildlife Trust reserve, at an event or on a course?

The Wildlife Trust will be collating all lists sent to them and (with permission) will publish a range of them on their website and in their winter magazine. To get involved and share your bucket list please go to

To find out more about leaving a legacy to local wildlife you can call us in confidence on 01489 774412 or email Bucketlist@