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 29 May
This Naturally Healthy Month join us at the coast to meet colourful crabs, amazing anemones and other critters living in Helwell Bay’s rockpools. All equipment will be provided and experts will be on hand to help you identify what you find.
During Naturally Healthy Month find out about the abundance of natural plants growing in the wayside and hedgerows; which can be used to aid well-being and treat many everyday ailments.
Wednesday 30 May
Join us for some practical conservation work and outdoor fun this Natrally Healthy Month. Come along and do infrastructure repair and maintenance around the farm well as dry stone walling repair along the boundary of the hay meadows.
Tuesday 5 June
Come and enjoy our beautiful Bishopswood Meadows nature reserve on this guided walk with Senior Reserve Manager David Northcote-Wright.
Set on a working farm, the meadows are an unusual mixture of lime-rich, neutral and acidic areas which support a wide range of species including many less common plants such as Fragrant Orchid and Meadow Saﬀron, as well as the more familiar Bluebell, Harebell, Betony, Greater and Lesser Knapweed.
Wednesday 6 June
Come along to the inspiring Henley Hill Farm to see Wildflower and Grass rich meadows and pastures with incredible views. The meadow has been studied by experts from Somerset Wildlife Trust who could not believe just how many species of flora and fauna they found. Beautiful!
Friday 8 June
For the past 25 years Henry & Richard Lang have managed their 1,000 acre farm with wildlife in mind. Traditionally managed hedges, ponds, orchards, wildﬂower meadows, seeds for wildbirds, ﬂowers for pollinators.
Saturday 9 June
Help get the thistles at Whatcombe Fields under control – many hands make light work! Come along for half an hour, half a day or however long you want – it’s great exercise and very rewarding. Gloves and motivational biscuits will be provided on this joint event with SOS Frome.
A perfect Summer activity! The West Mendip Watch club will be putting on their wellies and heading to Brean to explore the rock pools of Somerset’s beautiful coast.
Wednesday 13 June
A gentle walk from St Mary’s Church, Charlton Mackrell to Green Down to fnd summer migrants along the way. Binoculars recommended and a telescope will be brought. The walk starts and ends on a minor road without footpath and there is a steep section leading to the reserve.