We have loads of great wildlife events for adults, kids and families in Somerset. Hopefully the list below will give you lots of ideas for things to do, and give you more information about the interesting and fun activities you can take part in. Take a look at what's on below.
Trouble finding your way?
Because some of our events and things to do are held in the wilds of Somerset they include a grid reference as a meeting point - post codes are too imprecise. To see the location for the activity on a map go to Street Map and type in the grid reference (e.g. ST456437 no spaces.) If you zoom out you will first see the OS Explorer and Landranger maps which have more detail and then larger scale maps. Go to Street Map now.
Friday 27 April
Ecologist Adam Robbins will present an ecological discussion about the benefits of waste and waste ground to the plants and animals of the UK; from micro-creatures and micro-climates to the more common species. Short group AGM will follow.
Tuesday 1 May - Sunday 10 June
Owen Rogers, a volunteer from Bath, will give us an overview of the work of the Woodland Trust, Britain's leading woodland conservation charity which aims to project, restore and create woodlands. It has 500,000 members and manages 26,000 hectares of woodland.
Tuesday 1 May
This Naturally Healthy Month, come along for a gentle stroll along the Blackbrook Stream and learn about the wildlife that lives there.
Come and join us for a walk in Long Wood, one of the Somerset Wildlife Trusts oldest reserves and witness the incredible carpert of bluebells that can be found there this time of year. Plus, if there's time, we will see how the trees we planted at Black Rock are growing.
PC Dave Pepper of Avon and Somerset Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit will give a broad ranging talk about the different types of wildlife crime, and tell us how we can assist the police by reporting crime against wildlife.
Wednesday 2 May
This Naturally Healthy Month, join us for some practical conservation work and outdoor fun. Come along and continue the rebuilding of the internal boundary wall at our reserve Velvet Bottom.
Thursday 3 May
This Naturally Healthy Month, get active while helping Somerset’s wildlife at the same time. Join us at Cheddar Wood and replace hurdle gates with field gates & repair boundary fences.
Saturday 5 May
Help us celebrate this beautiful ancient woodland. We're running sessions in woodland crafts, bird calls, Tai Chi, nature discovery, charcoal making and much more! With support from the Hanson in the Community Fund. You can opt to come along in the morning, the afternoon or both, as there are morning and afternoon tickets available for a variety of different activites.
View the full programme of activities to choose from by clicking here.
Join us for the frst Somerset Festival of Nature where, with our conservation partners we put on a day of celebration of all things nature-based.
There’s lots of activities to get stuck into such as pond dip, bug-hunting, den-building and much more to get you out and active in the great outdoors.
Come and join Francis Farr-Cox as he unravels the history and mystery of the watercourses of Taunton on this enjoyable guided walks around the town.