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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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Sunday 14 January - Wednesday 24 January

Please come along and support Butterfly Bank Project. Last winter we, the Parish Council and local volunteers completed clearance of the site. During the summer, more than 50 types of wild plant were flowering on the bank.  Come along and join us to clear last summer’s brambles and tidy up the paths. Younger volunteers may want to add to the insect hotel.

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Thursday 25 January

Join Somerset Wildlife Trust for a stroll around the River Tone looking out for the wildlife that lives there. The walk will take around half an hour and will cover just over 1km. This will be a gentle walk with regular stops along the way. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.

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James Packer is an experienced birder and photographer and chairs the Rarities Committee of the Somerset Ornithological Society. His talk include plenty of photos of exciting bird sightings in Somerset.

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Friday 26 January

Lurking behind the soil, plants and wildlife that help sustain our living landscapes lie deeper and older stories and processes that exert profound control over our surroundings. Elemental forces of rocks and weather shape our view of the world, nourish our communities and offer vital lessons of Earth’s systems. In this presentation, Sam Scriven of Jurassic Coast Trust will explore these ideas.

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Tuesday 30 January

A talk about Somerset's coast and countyrside, by Ian Clemmett, Ranger for the National Trust on Somerset Coast and Countryside.

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The National Trust is probably best known for its role in managing large country houses and their contents for public viewing. But as well as its heritage mansions and country estates they also manage large areas of open countryside across Somerset. These include a wide variety of habitats from coastal areas to well-known inland sites such as Cheddar Gorge.

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Sunday 4 February

Don Hurrell leads a walk that will take you to the Mendip Hide for a view of the upper reaches of the tidal area, then along the bank of the Parrett towards the breach itself and then return via the Quantock Hide.

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Tuesday 6 February

Nigel Phillips, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Coastal Ambassador, will present this talk primarily about the wonderful wildlife on Somerset’s coast but will also share his knowledge of other great coastal places close by.

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Dr Rob Williams talks about the stunning variety of hummingbirds found only in the Americas, and examines their evolution, ecology and diversity.

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Wednesday 7 February

Join John Bebbington of the Somerset Moth Group to gain an insight into moths, the invisible part of the lepidoptera family. Find out exactly what is flying through your local area while you sleep.

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