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.
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.
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 24 June - Sunday 25 June
Sunday 25 June
Saturday 1 July
Join Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Magnificent Meadows team and a watercolour tutor for an arty afternoon - bring your sketchbook or paints and see if you can capture the flowers, colours, wildlife and breathtaking views across the meadows.
Sunday 2 July
Ball Copse Hall has one of the most breathtaking views in the county. The enormous sky stretches over the Quantock and Polden hills with Brent Knoll to the side. It is understandable as to why it was chosen as a military hospital in the war as the hope was that the views would heal everything!
Wednesday 5 July
Saturday 8 July
Sunday 9 July
Model Farm is a beautiful 4 acre garden that has been lovingly created in the last 7 years. Owners David and Roz planted 700 trees and a wild flower meadow as well as numerous stunning flower beds.
Monday 10 July
The artist Lydia Needle has crafted fifty ‘bee pieces’ in wool, to which fifty invited artists and makers have responded to the biodiversity of each bee. Surrounded by the exhibition, Lydia will talk about the exhibit's creation and the interconnectedness of all things….This talk is part of Somerton Festival.
Thursday 13 July
Sunday 16 July
Come along with Eve Tigwell for a leisurely stroll on this spectacular hill to see orchids, other summer flowers, a wide range of butterflies and other insects. Birds should be active, and there are great countryside views!
Tuesday 18 July
Thursday 20 July
Saturday 22 July
Saturday 29 July
Friday 4 August
Activities in a Green Space.
Saturday 5 August
Friday 11 August