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.
Saturday 27 May
Come along for some family activities and nature trails at our beautiful Black Rock nature reserve nestled in the Mendips.
The Wild Edge Gallery will be opening a new exhibition called 'wildest Somerset'. Please come along for drinks and nibbles and to meet some of the artists, have a chat with our President, Stephen Moss and enter their raffle to win a gorgeous piece of artwork. As well as the proceeds from the raffle, 10% of sales from the exhibition will be donated to Somerset Wildlife Trust.
If you would like to see a beautiful wildlife pond then come to the Miller’s House. This atmospheric mill pond provided a way of life in years gone by and now it is a stunning place full of dragon flies and wild flowers.
Sunday 28 May - Saturday 29 July
The Wild Edge Gallery's new exhibition called 'wildest Somerset' is now open. Works include paintings by Jim Starr (who has recently produced work featured in BBC's The Apprentice), sculptures by Ian Marlow and April Young, photography from Suzanne Easton and drawing and paintings by Erica Sharpe.
As well as the proceeds from the raffle, 10% of sales from the exhibition will be donated to Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Tuesday 30 May - Saturday 3 June
Pop in to say hello if you're at the show this year - our Save Our Magnificent Meadows team will be in the horticulutre section with fun activities and talking all things meadows and wildlife gardening!
Tuesday 30 May
Sunday 4 June
Monday 5 June
Friday 9 June
Christine and Ian Loudon will lead visiting parts of the reserve where the star species should be thousands of Heath-spotted Orchids as well as Pale Dog violets, Lousewort, Bog Pimpernel. Milkwort, Slender St John's Wort and several sedges. Possibly some early Ringlet and Marbled White butterflies.
Booking now necessary for this event. Please ring Ian Loudon on 01823 664732.
Sunday 11 June
Tuesday 13 June
Wednesday 14 June
Saturday 17 June - Sunday 25 June
Taunton Wildlife Week 2017Come and enjoy a week full of fantastic free wildlife events based around the green spaces of Taunton. From fishing and wild art to a river safari and wildlife photography there is something for everyone. A chance to explore the outdoors.
Saturday 17 June
Taunton Wildlife Week kick starts with our attendance at Somerfest, where we will be setting up a nature corner with Wilder Woods and Exmoor National Park. We will be making seed bombs and willow stars and creating works of art with Hapa Zome plus lots more.
Saturday 17 June - Sunday 18 June
Tuesday 20 June
Wednesday 21 June
Thursday 22 June