Somerset Wildlife Trust

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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.


Saving the Levels

Tuesday 17 October

Sabine Peukert of FWAG highlights the work being done in the upper catchment of the River Parrett to “slow the flow” from the hills to the Levels to reduce the impact of flooding on the Levels and Moors.

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Steam Teas with West Somerset Railway

Thursday 26 October

Come and join Somerset Wildlife Trust on an enchanting steam train journey. You will travel along the stunning coastline and beautiful Somerset countryside. The price includes a gorgeous cream tea.

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Wildlife Talk (tbc)

Tuesday 10 October

Illustrated Wildlife Talk. Further details to be
made available shortly on our website.

Wildlife Talk

Tuesday 5 September

Illustrated Wildlife Talk. Further details to be made available shortly on the website.

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Wild Play

Friday 25 August

A fun sensory session of interactive activities focussing on the five senses, sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. Close your eyes and listen for the sounds of the wildlife around you, and collect materials to mash up and make smelly cocktails! Plus lots of other nature fun and activities to enjoy. 

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Merehead Quarry, Wildlife Perimeter Walk

Sunday 3 September

A walk with Tony House and Simon Wiltshire (Biodiversity & Environmental Officer) round the largest working man-made hole in Europe - also a wildlife haven and nesting site for Peregrines, Ravens, Sparrowhawks and Buzzards and home to many other birds, butterflies, Otters and wildflowers.

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Managing our Magnificent Meadows

Tuesday 19 September

Speakers will cover various aspects of meadow management, looking at what the Magnificent Meadows project has achieved, an example of meadow creation and a view on how we monitor the health of our grasslands.

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Bat Walk in Cheddar Gorge

Saturday 9 September

Come and learn about observing bats with members of the Somerset Bat Group.

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Getting to Know Hedgehogs

Monday 11 September

Hedgehogs are declining in numbers. Jules Bishop of the Prickles Hedgehog Rescue describes their work.

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The World of UK Bees: Solitary and social.

Friday 22 September

Dr Cathy Horsley, Conservation Officer SW for Bumblebee Conservation Trust & lead on West Country Buzz project will give insight into needs of UK bees, their natural histories, how to recognise them, and how to encourage them into your garden.

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