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.
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.
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.
Visit this wonderful flower farm with posies to be made. The owner is a flower farmer! Using her beautiful blooms , she creates bouquets and arrangements for all occasions. Come and see how she has done this and create your own posy to take home.
Come and join us for an exciting chance to get our wellies on and investigate some of animals that call our rivers home. We will be going to Hemyock in the beautiful Blackdown Hills (about a 20min drive from Taunton) to search the River Culm for cool crustaceans including crayfish (think freshwater lobsters!), signs of otters and lots of minibeasts that live under the stones in the river. We will be joined by the Blackdown Hills Crayfish Project Manager who will guide us around.
Come and join us for a short introductory course to mindfulness in Longrun Meadow. Participants can either sign up for all 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.
A walk around the Bishops Palace Moat in Wells with local bat expert Dave Cottle and members of the Somerset Bat Group. Learn how to use a bat detector to identify diﬀerent species, and fascinating facts about bats.