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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.


Monday 24 October

Take a walk to explore the lesser known aspects of Cheddar including nature reserves and the source of Cheddar Spring Water.

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Tuesday 25 October

Join Brian Roberts-Wray for a talk on how the wide and varied habitats of Morocco make it home to a fascinating variety of birds, some of which will seem familiar to British birdwatchers, but are in fact distinct sub-species.

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Wednesday 26 October

Learn the ancient skill of drystone walling on a practical task day with Mendip Hills AONB volunteer team and Avon Wildlife Trust.

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Join Exmoor National Park Officer, Patrick Watts-Mabbot on a fungi walk and talk.

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Thursday 27 October

Come along to the National Trust Information Centre in Cheddar Gorge for a FREE afternoon of activities with the Mendip Hills AONB team.

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If you are nutty about nature and knitting…then don't miss the chance to hop on board with the West Somerset Railway for a Wildlife Special trip to celebrate the launch of our BRAND NEW, and too cute for words, Knit For Nature pattern – Boris The Barn Owl. oin us as we take a trip on a steam train with delicious cream teas to mark the launch of our latest Knit for Nature knitting pattern.

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Martin Nicholas will talk about wildlife in the Amazon rainforest and explain the place of spiders in ancient and contemporary Peruvian culture.

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Friday 28 October

Take a walk to see cave remains above ground at Velvet Bottom and Gruffy Ground SWT reserves, then followed by indoor “armchair caving talk” at St Hugh’s Church opposite Charterhouse Centre.

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In this illustrated presentation Wellington wildlife enthusiast John Marshall will take us through the year showing which butterflies we
can expect to see and where, together with their more important sites.

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The Trust’s Patron Simon King  will be giving an insightful talk about how society’s behaviour affects wildlife, at the Cheese and Grain Frome this October. 

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