Somerset Wildlife Trust

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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.


Saturday 27 August

Come along to our fantastic Westhay Moor reserve and try your hand at Geocaching. Geocaching is a kind of outdoor treasure hunt using GPS systems to attempt to find geocaches (containers) hidden at certain locations. You will be provided with a GPS, a map and hints on where to find the caches around the site as well as help on using the GPS.

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Saturday 3 September

Join Tony House and enjoy some spectacular views and lots of early Autumn flora and fauna.

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Sunday 4 September

Ride/glade clearance of bramble/saplings Harridge Wood West or Edford Wood tbc

Join Sarah Ayling, Vice-Chair of the MHA Group for a walk through the wooded valley, and along the small cliffs above it, while she explains the history and management plan of this interesting site.

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Tuesday 6 September

Pauline Kidner founded the animal rescue organisation, Secret World in 1992. She will give a talk about her work rescuing and
caring for Somerset’s Wildlife.

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Wednesday 7 September

Join David Cottle for a bat walk around the moat of the Bishop’s Palace in Wells.

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Saturday 10 September

Come and say hello to the Somerset Wildlife Trust team and see our Magnicent Meadows stall at the Frome Cheese Show.

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A coastal walk led by Nigel Phillips, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Coastal Ambassador, and reknowned expert in the ora and fauna of our
coastal region. You will be finding life in rock pools, comparing different varieties of seaweed and looking at the wonderful and varied plant and bird life along the coast at Dunster Beach.

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Tuesday 13 September

Chris Sperring MBE will look at the natural history of the Somerset Levels over the centuries. Looking at changes in species and conditions.

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Thursday 15 September

We would love to see as many volunteers as possible come along to our Volunteer Conference at Langford Budville this September 





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