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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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Wednesday 28 September

Take a walk around Cathedral Green to see range of building stones from Jurassic, Triassic, Carboniferous and Devonian periods, to learn about their formation and use in the Cathedral and local buildings.

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Thursday 29 September

Take a photographic journey with Eve Tigwell to some of the amazing islands where those these wonderful finches were Darwin’s inspiration!

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Friday 30 September

 

Take a seat on a guided minibus tour of Whatley super quarry to see a working Mendip Limestone quarry to learn how and why it is quarried.
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Monday 3 October

Join the team at Somerset Earth Science Centre for a minibus tour of one of the countries largest working Limestone Quarries..

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Tuesday 4 October

Simon Clarke, Senior Reserves Manager for Natural England will be giving a broad talk about the beautiful landscape and wonderful wildlife of Avalon Marshes and Shapwick Heath.

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Wednesday 5 October

 

Join artist Tanya Josham in the beautiful surroundings of the Earth Science Centre, carving Bath Stone, using traditional hand tools,
drawing inspiration from the centres geological collection of rocks and fossils.
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Over the last ten years the Somerset Levels have successfully attracted a variety of new birds some of which have bred here
for the first time. Roger Lucken’s talk will focus on some of these species, discuss the potential for further expansion and look at
the role of the Levels in providing a platform for colonisation of other parts of the UK..

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Thursday 6 October

Join us for a day of scrub clearance to help prevent encroachment of scrub into limestone grassland of Draycott Sleights.

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Friday 7 October

A guided minibus tour of a working limestone quarry with Aggregate Industries geologist Eddie Bailey.

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Saturday 8 October

Fungus Foray led by Les Cloutman.

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