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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
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    Scrub clearing volunteer work day

    Saturday 20 October

    Get fit whilst helping wildlife by clearing scrub and cherry laurel that is encroaching into rare limestone grassland and woodland. Led by Simon Wiltshire, Biodiversity Advisor for Aggregate Industries. 

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    Vallis Vale bat walk ( 8 yrs+)

    Saturday 15 September

    Join us for an evening walk around Vallis Vale SSSI to listen and look out for bats, including rare Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats. Led by Adel Avery from the Somerset Bats Group. 

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    Coppicing volunteer work day

    Saturday 24 November

    Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip's largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer, Harry Samuel. 

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    Coppicing volunteer work day

    Saturday 15 December

    Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip's largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer, Harry Samuel. 

    Walk Practical

           

    British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

    Tuesday 17 July - Saturday 25 August

    Now in its ninth year, the British Wildlife Photography Awards highlights the great diversity and wealth of the country’s wildlife. The exhibition showcases the great diversity and wealth of the country’s wildlife and raises awareness of our natural habitats and including here in Somerset.We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Red Brick Building to bring this fantastic exhibition to Somerset again. There will be an events programme related to the exhibition, including a wildlife photography walk on 22nd August. 

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    Bats Galore

    Tuesday 21 August

    A walk around the Bishops Palace Moat in Wells with local bat expert Dave Cottle and members of the Somerset Bat Group. Learn how to use a bat detector to identify different species, and fascinating facts about bats.

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    Go Wild With Your Camera!

    Wednesday 22 August

    Event fully booked, sorry for any disapointment - a second event is now available on Thursday 23rd. Discover mystic mounds, mini-beasts and late flowers in Somerset’s summer felds on this photography walk. Inspired by the award-winning photographs on display at the Red Brick Building, join wildlife photographers Victoria Hillman and Les Cloutman exploring and photographing the wildlife nearby. Walking through flower-filled water meadows and other habitats, you are likely to come across late butterflies and dragonflies, grasshoppers and spiders you will be able to try out your skills as a wildlife photographer and learn from two experts.

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    Birds of Prey

    Tuesday 4 September

    Alan Wells of Pitcombe Rock Falconcry will talk about the different birds of prey; and their work rescuing birds, and educating people about raptors.

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    Minehead Beach

    Sunday 9 September

    A visit to explore Somerset’s Brilliant Coast and look a the wildlife that is exposed at one of the lowest tides of the year. We shall be accompanied by Rebecca MacDonald on our journey to the low tide line.

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    Beavers

    Tuesday 11 September

    Since Beavers were frst discovered to be living wild in Devon, much work has been conducted to evaluate their impact on the countryside, both to the environment and co-habiting species. Devon Wildlife Trust explains all.

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