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.
Monday 3 April - Monday 1 May
Over 100 images and videos, including winning and commended entries from fifteen categories including: Animal Portraits, Coast and Marine, Urban Wildlife, Young People's Awards and Wild Woods.
Wednesday 26 April - Wednesday 31 May
This May will once again be known as Naturally Healthy Month, as Active Devon and Public Health in Somerset coordinate its Naturally Healthy Campaign on behalf of the Devon and Somerset Local Nature Partnership. Building on the success of Devon’s previous campaigns, and with the help of Somerset Wildlife Trust, this will be Somerset’s first year in the programme, and it is hoped that it will be as successful as it has been for Devon in previous years.
Tuesday 2 May
Wednesday 3 May
Saturday 6 May
A final thanks to Anne and Norman Lees for opening their splendid garden that contains numerous wildlife features. We have decided that this will be our last Plant Sale at Mark, so we hope for fine weather and a good attendance to celebrate the occasion. Coffee and cakes and hundreds of choice plants available.
Monday 8 May
Tuesday 9 May
Thursday 11 May
Short walk around Longrun meadow to identify wild flowers and share knowledge of what can be seen.
Saturday 13 May
BioAqua aquaponics farm will provide a tour of their facilities, demonstrating how they use complementary processes to grow produce in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.
Pub to Pub walk round Babcary Meadows and beyond.
Sunday 14 May
Bracondale is a wildlife haven in a back garden. There is a wonderful pond, full of frogs, a small meadow that will be in full bloom and stunning trees.
Monday 15 May
Tuesday 16 May
Friday 19 May
Saturday 20 May
Sunday 21 May
Sherborne Garden is a romantic and enchanting garden spreading across 4 and a half acres. It has an iconic bridge and numerous benches and hideaways, including many unusual trees.
Monday 22 May
Saturday 27 May
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.
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!