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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 27 September

Take a guided tour of fascinating caves, to see and learn about why the bones are there!

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Ecology expert, Shaun Plenty, will give a talk on his work with students from Bridgwater College in clearing this waterway, where Kingfishers and Dippers are still to be seen.

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Damon Bridge, Project Manager of the RSPB Great Crane Project, will give an update on the Great Crane Project and talk about the ongoing work to protect and monitor some of the UK’s rarest birds species, making a new home in the Somerset Levels and Moors.

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Wednesday 28 September

Take a walk around Cathedral Green to see range of building stones from Jurassic, Triassic, Carboniferous and Devonian periods, to learn about their formation and use in the Cathedral and local buildings.

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Thursday 29 September

Take a photographic journey with Eve Tigwell to some of the amazing islands where those these wonderful finches were Darwin’s inspiration!

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Friday 30 September


Take a seat on a guided minibus tour of Whatley super quarry to see a working Mendip Limestone quarry to learn how and why it is quarried.
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Monday 3 October

Join the team at Somerset Earth Science Centre for a minibus tour of one of the countries largest working Limestone Quarries..

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Tuesday 4 October

Simon Clarke, Senior Reserves Manager for Natural England will be giving a broad talk about the beautiful landscape and wonderful wildlife of Avalon Marshes and Shapwick Heath.

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Wednesday 5 October


Join artist Tanya Josham in the beautiful surroundings of the Earth Science Centre, carving Bath Stone, using traditional hand tools,
drawing inspiration from the centres geological collection of rocks and fossils.
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Over the last ten years the Somerset Levels have successfully attracted a variety of new birds some of which have bred here
for the first time. Roger Lucken’s talk will focus on some of these species, discuss the potential for further expansion and look at
the role of the Levels in providing a platform for colonisation of other parts of the UK..

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