Somerset Wildlife Trust

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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.


Sunday 6 May

A gentle stroll through the woods by Horner Water, listening to birds waking up. Breakfast available if booked.

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Tuesday 8 May

This Naturally Healthy Month, get active while helping Somerset’s wildlife at the same time. Join us for step, fence and gate repairs on Dundon Beacon. 

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It is the endless task of the Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC) to record the county’s plant and wildlife. Why is this so
important, and for what is this information used for? Come and fnd out what is our own role in counting our wildlife.

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Wednesday 9 May

*This date has changed from May 2nd. Chaffcombe coffee morning fund-raiser for SWT 10:30-noon with Bluebell walk commencing 11:30. Join Valerie & John Godsmark for guided walk focussing on ancient woodland Spring flowers at Park Wood LWS and Private Nature Reserve.

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Thursday 10 May

Would you like to learn more about making a Will, keeping it updated and other topical issues? Clarke Wilmott, Solicitors of Taunton, have kindly agreed to speak to our supporters at the Westlands in Yeovil on 10th May. This seminar is free to attend and you will also have the opportunity to ask the experts in Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax planning any questions you might have, including about being an executor and making a Codicil. Places are limited, so please book.

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Saturday 12 May

Please come and support the South East Area Group’s Annual Plant Sale and Coffee morning in Castle Cary. Lots of lovely home grown plants for sale. Offers to donate plants and help on the day would be very welcome.

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This Naturally Healthy Month, come and join Heart of the Levels Group for a two mile walk through Babcary Meadows Nature Reserve to see orchids and other wildflowers of the season.

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This Naturally Healthy Month, come along to Longrun Meadow to learn all about Geocaching - an outdoor  activity, in which you use Global Positioning System (GPS) or a mobile device, as well as your navigational skills, to hide and seek containers with items inside. During the afternoon you'll also get the chanec to find caches around the area.

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Tuesday 15 May

A visit to Ham Wall. A chance to see Bittern, Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Cuckoo, Bearded Reedling.

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Wednesday 16 May

This Naturally Healthy Month, get active and help wildlife at the same time. Join us at Long Wood Nature Reserve to help create habitat  for wildlife by removing Pendulous Sedge ( an invasive species), and help replace post and rail fences at the reserve entrance and the planking on the footbridge. While you are there, why not take some time to enjoy all the bluebeels that bloom there too. 

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