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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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Thursday 29 March

Malcolm Taylor, an accomplished wildlife photographer, will talk about the wildlife (including breeding birds, flowering plants, prowling bears and whales) of the glaciers and deserts of the Svalbard Archipelago in high summer, and a journey around Spitzbergen through open water and pake ice, with visits to other islands

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Wednesday 4 April

Phil and Vicki Bruss discuss their experiences in developing their tiny Somerset Garden into a miniature wildlife haven, and talk about some of the creatures that have moved in as a result.

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Saturday 7 April

Come along and enjoy a wildlife friendly garden in Buckleigh. See what’s buzzing among the borders, listen out for bird calls and learn how to make your own patch welcoming to wildlife over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

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Sunday 8 April

A short introductory course to mindfulness in Longrun Meadow with experienced mindfulness teacher Dr Miranda Bevis. Participants are asked to sign up for five sessions which happen once a month. Each session will last approximately one hour and will involve gentle mindful practice in Longrun Meadow to connect with nature.

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Tuesday 10 April

Francis Farr Cox unravels the history and mystery of where some of the watercourses around Taunton have disappeared or been diverted. Intriguing look at the ever changing urban landscape.

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Friday 13 April

The incredible wildlife full meadow will be bursting with wild flowers. The gardens will be full of spring blooms…a perfect spot to revive yourself after the long winter! This is the first time Charlotte and Charles have opened in the Spring.

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Saturday 14 April

Practice your bird and wildflower identification skills on a walk through Somerset Wildlife Trust's Harridge Wood Nature Reserve with professional ecologist and Wildlife enthusiast Eve Tigwell.

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Tuesday 17 April

Trevor Riddle is an experienced Somerset birdwatcher and he will talk about his experiences watching birds of prey in Somerset.

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Saturday 21 April

A walk around Chancellor’s Farm with John Dickson, looking for emerging Adders and other reptiles and amphibians. (Note the new location this year)

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Friday 27 April

Ecologist Adam Robbins will present an ecological discussion about the benefits of waste and waste ground to the plants and animals of the UK; from micro-creatures and micro-climates to the more common species. Short group AGM will follow.

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