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Our Events help Support vulnerable Wildlife

Help us protect Somerset’s Wildlife by Supporting us and our events. Support our events and you could help protect threated species in your local area such as the hedgehog, Otter, Water vole and Bats.

Supported by over 18,000 members, Somerset Wildlife Trust has been protecting vulnerable wildlife through its events and projects for over 50 years.

Sadly, we can only run a limited number of events. We need your help to run more events and get more of the community involved with wildlife.

Help Support Our events

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.

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Friday 1 June - Saturday 30 June

Have you signed up to 30 Days Wild, to challenge yourself to do something Wild every day in June? There’s still time to sign up, and even if you have already, perhaps your friends, families or collages might like to join in too?

Your daily acts of wildness could be anything from star gazing, eating your lunch outside on the grass instead of at your desk, building a bug house or enjoying birdsong in a meadow – your acts of wildness are completely up to you. Plus when signing up you get a pack which includes a wallchart, a poster, an interactive booklet and some stickers to help you go wild, just select who is taking part and take the next step – click here to sign up http://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/20877/petition/1

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Sunday 24 June

This event has unfortunately been cancelled, however the remaining four and an additional fifth session will still be going ahead. Please click here for more information. Come and join us for a short introductory course to mindfulness in Longrun Meadow. Participants can either sign up for a full course of five sessions or book on to individual sessions. 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.

     

       

Saturday 30 June

Join us and the owners of the wonderful site for a wander around Eley's Fields Private Nature Reserve, at a time when the orchids and wildflowers are at their most spectacular. 

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Caroline has created a jewel for wildlife. Last year, a top Garden designer came to visit when she opened for Somerset Wildlife Trust and was absolutely full of praise! Combine your visit with a visit to Nunney castle.

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Tuesday 3 July

John Bebbington intends to follow up his April talk by showing us the results of a survey of moths at Batty Piece nature reserve in Curry Rivel.

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Saturday 7 July

Learn to 'fly like a wild goose' and other simple Tai Chi movements in our stunning Edford Meadows Nature reserve. This relaxing form of gentle exercise is suitable for all ages and abilities, with instruction provided by Beth Woodburn from Tai Chi for Health  

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Get to know the wildflowers, bumblebees and butterflies at these beautiful meadows with help from Somerset Wildlife Trust's Pippa Rayner.  

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Sunday 8 July

Callow Bank is an area of limestone grassland above Cheddar Wood. SWT has undertaken signifcant scrub clearance in the area. The visit will take us up through the wood to the Bank which is above the Callow Rock Quarry.

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Tuesday 17 July - Saturday 25 August

Now in its ninth year, the British Wildlife Photography Awards highlights the great diversity and wealth of the country’s wildlife. The exhibition showcases the great diversity and wealth of the country’s wildlife and raises awareness of our natural habitats and including here in Somerset.We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Red Brick Building to bring this fantastic exhibition to Somerset again. There will be an events programme related to the exhibition, including a wildlife photography walk on 22nd August. 

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Tuesday 17 July

A return visit to Lower Chelmsine where David and Lindy Edmondson have developed a Private Nature Reserve with 10 acres of broadleaf
woodland, 5 acres of Hazel/Sweet Chestnut coppice and a most attractive garden and wildlife area. There is also a 400 yr old Linhay Barn. Refreshments for local charity. 

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