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 29 June
Alys Laver, Senior Conservation Officer, will lead a walk around the reserve explaining how the marshes work and looking particularly at the botany and birdlife.
Saturday 2 July
We'll be celebrating with two different events at our Chancellor's Farm meadows (which are not usually open to the public and are a beautiful sight to behold! ) Join us in the morning for a guided walk through the meadows at Chancellors Farm, where we'll be on hand to describe the wildflowers, bumblebees and butterflies that we see.
Your chance to explore what lives and grows on Longrun with flower, tree and butterfly identification.
Come and visit Brewham's beautiful wildflower meadows.
We'll be celebrating with two different events at our Chancellor's Farm meadows (which are not usually open to the public and are a beautiful sight to behold!) Join us for an arty afternoon, with the chance to bring along your sketchbook or paints to try to capture the flowers, colours, wildlife and breath-taking views across the meadows.
Mick Ridgard will lead a walk on these renowned hills looking for several species of butterflies, including skippers and blues
Sunday 3 July
Pulling ragwort at Hollow Marsh reserve, Farrington Gurney. (Butterfly habitat, woods/neutral grassland).
Tuesday 5 July
A follow up to the talkby from Tony Moulin about the Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group. We shall be shown round their reserve near the Strawberry Line at Congresbury Moor. Booking essential.
Friday 8 July
Den Bridel will lead this very short walk, in the hope that we will see Nightjars, Red Deer and Glow worms
Saturday 9 July
Somerset Wildlife Trust's Jan Hobbs and Bishopswood Meadows reserves will be visited on this 2 mile circular walk starting at the Candlelight Inn, Bishopswood. Led by members of Ilminster/Chard group.