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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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Life and Times of the Brown Hare

Thursday 26 October

Peter Thompson (Biodiversity Advisor, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust) will talk about the history, ecology, distribution and population of Brown Hares, and the reasons for their decline in some parts of the country.

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Wildlife Talk (tbc)

Tuesday 10 October

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

Bats Galore

Tuesday 22 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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Ubley Warren Guided Walk

Saturday 24 June

This SWT Reserve has been shaped by centuries of lead mining; join Mick Ridgard to explore it, and the adjacent Blackmoor Nature Reserve and Nether Wood, for a range of butterflies and less common plants.

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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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Taunton Wildlife Week

Saturday 17 June - Sunday 25 June

Taunton Wildlife Week 2017Come and enjoy a week full of fantastic free wildlife events based around the green spaces of Taunton. From fishing and wild art to a river safari and wildlife photography there is something for everyone. A chance to explore the outdoors.

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Somerset's Wildlife Gardens - Ball Copse Hall

Sunday 2 July

Ball Copse Hall has one of the most breathtaking views in the county. The enormous sky stretches over the Quantock and Polden hills with Brent Knoll to the side. It is understandable as to why it was chosen as a military hospital in the war as the hope was that the views would heal everything!

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Wild Words

Sunday 25 June

Let your creative juices flow, have a go at wild poetry and story telling.

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Somerset's Wildlife Gardens - Model Farm

Sunday 9 July

Model Farm is a beautiful 4 acre garden that has been lovingly created in the last 7 years. Owners David and Roz planted 700 trees and a wild flower meadow as well as numerous stunning flower beds.

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