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.
Tuesday 24 January
Thursday 26 January
A return by Chris Sperring for a lively talk and discussion on the controversial topic of Beavers and re-wilding.
Friday 27 January
Wednesday 1 February
Since 1989, charity founder Pauline Kidner has been caring for orphaned badger cubs in her kitchen. Learn more about their secretive lifestyle and the many diﬀerent characters Pauline has cared for and how today, more than ever, the fight to protect these animals continues.
Sunday 5 February
Don Hurrell will lead a walk around the RSPB reserve at Ham Wall to view Winter birds. This walk will be suitable for inexperienced birdwatchers.
Tuesday 7 February
Our South East Area Group will host an illustrated talk about Gorillas by naturalist and photographer, Helen Mugridge
Friday 10 February - Saturday 11 February
Anita and Tom Harris are kindly opening their stunning garden for vistors to enjoy a walk through their snowdrop displays. Tea and homemade cake will be available to end the wonderful day.
Saturday 11 February
Monday 13 February
Tuesday 14 February
Wednesday 15 February
A wonderful illustrated talk on micro-moths.
Thursday 16 February
Friday 17 February
Saturday 18 February
Tuesday 21 February
A fun Pond Dipping experience at Steart Marsh with their experts uncovering the watery wonders of this special place. This is aimed particularly at young children and families but all are welcome.
Sabine Peukert, Resource Protection Adviser at FWAG gives an illustrated insight into the project that aims to reduce ﬂooding and help deliver the Somerset Flood Action Plan.
George Holmes, ranger for several NT estates in Somerset describes how they are managed - balancing ecology, farming with the best possible visitor experience.
Dave Cottle is the Honorary Warden of Kings Castle Wood. His illustrated talk will cover the history of the wood, the wildlife that you can see there throughout the year and the conservation issue involved in its management.
Wednesday 22 February
We are holding a community fundraising day at Monks Yard, the café and restaurant at Horton Cross. Every month Monks Yard shares a day’s takings with a charity of their choice and their hard working staff. They say, “It is a small way of giving back to our local community”.
Thursday 23 February
Bryan Pinchen amazes us with the wildlife of the New Forest.
Friday 24 February
Tuesday 28 February
Wednesday 1 March
Paul Newman, member of Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Reptiles & Amphibians Group. Want to increase wildlife interest in your garden? Have a pond!
Tuesday 7 March
Talk about the diverse wildlife of Carymoor by Chief Executive Rupert Farthing.