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.
Saturday 11 February
Tuesday 28 February
Wednesday 1 March
Paul Newman, member of Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Reptiles & Amphibians Group. Want to increase wildlife interest in your garden? Have a pond!
We regret that this event has had to be cancelled, we appologise for any inconvenience caused.
The project is aiming to restore 14 ponds as Great Crested Newt habitat by autumn 2017
Tuesday 7 March
Talk about the diverse wildlife of Carymoor by Chief Executive Rupert Farthing.
Sunday 12 March
We are looking for volunteers to help us manage our Asham wood, Mendip’s largest and most biodiverse ancient semi-natural woodland, with support from the owners of the site.
Tuesday 14 March
Nick Tomlinson will talk about the achievements of the project and its legacy for wildlife and people around Taunton.
PC Dave Pepper, Wildlife Crimes Ofcer gives a broad ranging talk covering the prevalence of wildlife crime in the county and the diﬀerent forms that it can take.
Wednesday 15 March
The Wolves and Humans Foundation is a registered charity originally formed in 1985 as the Wolf Society of Great Britain and is the longest established wolf conservation organisation in the UK.
Saturday 18 March
Sunday 19 March
Tuesday 21 March
Chris Stevens will give a talk on the wonders of dry stone walling and share his experience and expertise. Chris is a past Chair of the South West branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association, has done historical research on local Mendip walls and has had considerable practical experience of working on them.
Friday 24 March
Thursday 30 March
Alys Laver, Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s Senior Conservation Warden, will outline how the newly-created wetland reserve provides salt-water marshes and fresh-water wetlands for wading birds and wildfowl, an accessible area for public interest and enjoyment, as well as protecting Steart village from ﬂooding.
Saturday 1 April
Tuesday 4 April
A fun Pond Dipping experience at Steart Marsh with their experts uncovering the watery wonders of this special place. This is aimed particularly at young children and families but all are welcome.
Sunday 14 May
Sunday 21 May
Saturday 27 May
Sunday 4 June
Sunday 11 June
Saturday 17 June - Sunday 18 June
Saturday 24 June - Sunday 25 June