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.
Wednesday 19 September
If you are interested in pledging a gift in your Will to Somerset Wildlife and would like to see first-hand how gifts in Wills have supported our habitat management work on the Somerset Levels, then why not join us for a free guided walk at our award winning Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve with Brue Valley Reserves Manager Mark Blake.
Tuesday 25 September
Take in a lively stretch of the River Tone, a wildlife mural and the Mill Stream on this enjoyable wildlife walk around Taunton. There will be regular stops along the way to see what wildlife we can see along the River Tone and the walk is fully accessible. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Distance: 2km.
Tuesday 25 September - Saturday 29 September
A wonderful talk by Rob Williams who has spent a decade working for the conservation of the Manu National park. Located in the western Amazon and together with neighbouring areas it forms part of the largest contiguous wilderness remaining on Earth and is home to over 1000 bird species and 300 mammals.
Friday 28 September
Dr Charles Hill author of For the Love of Trees will share insight into the complexities of our native Woodlands. This is based on a life-time’s interest. Sales table. Tea & coﬀee available
Sunday 30 September
Come and join us for a short introductory course to mindfulness in Longrun Meadow. We will be doing gentle mindful movement and mindfulness practices aimed at helping us to be present in the moment and to connect with nature.
Tuesday 2 October
Ed Drewitt, Naturalist and Author, will share with us what his studies of urban peregrines have revealed about why they are in our towns,
what they are eating, where young birds go when they leave the nest and how the future looks for them in Somerset and around the UK.
Brigit Strawbridge will talk about Bumblebees; their Lifecycles, Behaviour and Importance as Pollinators.
Saturday 6 October - Saturday 3 November
A new exhibition celebrating the best of British Wildlife art, including paintings, prints and photographs. Organised by Somerset Wildlife Trust in partnership with local arts charity and gallery, ACEarts. All artworks are for sale and all proceeds from the exhibition will be shared equally by Somerset Wildlife Trust and ACEarts. Opportunity to vote for the best artwork which will be awarded the ‘People’s Prize’ at the end of the exhibition. There will be an events programme related to the exhibition (details will be available on the website in due course).
Saturday 6 October
Come along to see this stunning kitchen garden, with woodland, ponds and orchards all rich in wildlife. There is something for everyone, including vintage tractors in the barn and a farm shop that sells local produce and cream teas!
Sunday 7 October
Members only Event - a special exhibition opening for Somerset Wildlife Trust members and their guests. Be one the frst to view a new exhibition celebrating the best of British Wildlife art, including paintings, prints and photographs. Organised by Somerset Wildlife Trust in partnership with local arts charity and gallery, ACEarts. All artworks are for sale and all proceeds from the exhibition will be shared equally by Somerset Wildlife Trust and ACEarts. Opportunity to vote for the best artwork which will be awarded the ‘People’s Prize’ at the end of the exhibition.