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 22 July
Saturday 29 July
Friday 4 August - Saturday 5 August
Come along to see us at this year’s Flower show. We will be face painting, dressing up and creating colourful creatures from clay and stones.
Saturday 5 August
Monday 7 August
Celebrate National Marine Week with us and explore the seashore at Minehead to look for the weird and wonderful creatures that live there! All equipment will be provided and our experts will be on hand to help identify what you find.
Wednesday 9 August
Celebrate National Marine Week with us! Come and meet colourful crabs, amazing anemones and other cool creatures living in the rockpools at Helwell Bay! All equipment will be provided and our experts will be on hand to help identify what you find.
Friday 11 August
Saturday 12 August
Hurlstone Point is one of the best places in Somerset to spot marine mammals. Spend a morning on the cliffs with experts from Somerset Wildlife Trust, watching out for porpoises and seabirds, and learn more about our wonderful coast and its wildlife.
Friday 18 August
Tuesday 22 August
A walk around the Bishops Palace Moat in Wells with local bat expert Dave Cottle and members of the Somerset Bat Group. Learn how to use a bat detector to identify different species, and fascinating facts about bats.
Thursday 24 August
Come and join Somerset Wildlife Trust at Clark’s Village for a Busy Buzzy Bee Day! There will be bees hiding around the village and we need them counted, so join the wildlife trail and see if you can find them! Then afterwards, there will be wildlife crafts for you to do too…See you then! Buzzzzzz buzzzzzz!!!
Friday 25 August
Monday 28 August
Sunday 3 September
Tuesday 5 September
Wednesday 6 September
Saturday 9 September
Monday 11 September
Tuesday 19 September