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Events

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.

Events

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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Wildfowl and Wading Birds on Steart Marshes

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.

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Meadows Fun Day

Saturday 27 May

More detail to follow

Mark Plant Sale

Saturday 6 May

A chance for parents to stock up the garden while the West Mendip Watch Club run activities to keep the children entertained. No need to book, just turn up!

Somerfest

Saturday 17 June

Local Event supported by SWT

National Meadows Day Celebrations

Saturday 1 July

Join us to celebrate National Meadows Day and explore the wealth of wildlife at our Bishops Meadow reserve. 

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Somerset's Wildlife Gardens - Bracondale

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.

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Taunton Wildlife Week

Thursday 22 June - Sunday 25 June

All events are free.

Wildflower ID

Thursday 22 June

See what wildflowers can be identified in the developing meadows.

Somerset's Wildlife Gardens - Broomclose

Saturday 17 June - Sunday 18 June

Broomclose, a stunning Arts and Craft house, has a garden divided into idyllic pockets, from the Camelia Walk to the vegetable garden, described as “bee heaven” by local beekeepers due to the huge array of bee friendly plants. Broomclose is a garden with a stunning view over the Vale of Porlock and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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