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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.


    Identification Of Whales, Dolphins & Seabirds Course

    Saturday 1 April

    Learn more about identifying what can be seen from shore and at sea around the UK coast and how to report your sightings for conservation or become a MARINElife volunteer ship-based surveyor in your spare time.

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    Prickles Hedgehog Rescue

    Tuesday 24 January

    come and hear the story of Prickles and about the work they do with these amazing little wild animals.

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    When Beavers Roamed the Marshes

    Thursday 26 January

    A return by Chris Sperring for a lively talk and discussion on the controversial topic of Beavers and re-wilding.

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    Guyana: Wildlife Encounters: Colin Ryall

    Friday 27 January

    Colin Ryall gives an illustrated talk on a recent visit to Guyana “the land of many rivers and Kaiteur Falls” which has some of the largest areas of pristine tropical rainforest remaining in South America.

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    Badgers in my Kitchen

    Wednesday 1 February

    Since 1989, charity founder Pauline Kidner has been caring for orphaned badger cubs in her kitchen. Learn more about their secretive lifestyle and the many different characters Pauline has cared for and how today, more than ever, the fight to protect these animals continues.

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    Ham Wall

    Sunday 5 February

    Don Hurrell will lead a walk around the RSPB reserve at Ham Wall to view Winter birds. This walk will be suitable for inexperienced birdwatchers.

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    Getting to know Gorillas

    Tuesday 7 February

    Our South East Area Group will host an illustrated talk about Gorillas by naturalist and photographer, Helen Mugridge

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    Snowdrop Open Garden

    Friday 10 February - Saturday 11 February

    Anita and Tom Harris are kindly opening their stunning garden for vistors to enjoy a walk through their snowdrop displays. Tea and homemade cake will be available to end the wonderful day.

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    Hills to Levels Project

    Tuesday 21 February

    Sabine Peukert, Resource Protection Adviser at FWAG gives an illustrated insight into the project that aims to reduce flooding and help deliver the Somerset Flood Action Plan.

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    Micro-moths: John Day

    Wednesday 15 February

    A wonderful illustrated talk on micro-moths.

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