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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.


    Hillcrest Wildflower Meadow and Ponds

    Friday 13 April

    The wildlife rich meadow and stunning garden will be full of spring flowers….a perfect spot to revive after the long winter. This is the first time these gardens have opened in the Spring.

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    Devon Beaver Trial - by Hugh Graham

    Tuesday 27 March

    A talk by Hugh Graham from the Devon Wildlife Trust about what is happening with the Beaver Trial in Devon Cost

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    Birds, Bears & Botany - An Arctic Adventure

    Thursday 29 March

    Malcolm Taylor, an accomplished wildlife photographer, will talk about the wildlife (including breeding birds, flowering plants, prowling bears and whales) of the glaciers and deserts of the Svalbard Archipelago in high summer, and a journey around Spitzbergen through open water and pake ice, with visits to other islands

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    Wildlife Gardening: Developing My Patch

    Wednesday 4 April

    Phil and Vicki Bruss discuss their experiences in developing their tiny Somerset Garden into a miniature wildlife haven, and talk about some of the creatures that have moved in as a result.

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    Open Wildlife Garden

    Saturday 7 April

    Come along and enjoy a wildlife friendly garden in Buckleigh. See what’s buzzing among the borders, listen out for bird calls and learn how to make your own patch welcoming to wildlife over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

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    Taunton's Forgotten Watercourses

    Tuesday 10 April

    Francis Farr Cox unravels the history and mystery of where some of the watercourses around Taunton have disappeared or been diverted. Intriguing look at the ever changing urban landscape.

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    Diurnal Raptors in Somerset

    Tuesday 17 April

    Trevor Riddle is an experienced Somerset birdwatcher and he will talk about his experiences watching birds of prey in Somerset.

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    Waste: Just Rubbish or a Home?

    Friday 27 April

    Ecologist Adam Robbins will present an ecological discussion about the benefits of waste and waste ground to the plants and animals of the UK; from micro-creatures and micro-climates to the more common species. Short group AGM will follow.

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    Adder Walk

    Saturday 24 March

    A walk around Chancellor’s Farm with John Dickson, looking for emerging Adders and other reptiles and amphibians. (Note the new location this year)

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    Bracondale Garden

    Friday 18 May

    Bracondale is a fabulous example of a garden that we can all try to create. There is a small meadow and pond attracting all kinds of wildlife. A calm space to sit and ponder.


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