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Events

We have loads of great wildlife events for adults, kids and families in Somerset. Hopefully the list below will give you lots of ideas for things to do, and give you more information about the interesting and fun activities you can take part in. Take a look at what's on below.

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.

Events
    Events

    Scrub clearing volunteer work day

    Saturday 20 October

    Get fit whilst helping wildlife by clearing scrub and cherry laurel that is encroaching into rare limestone grassland and woodland. Led by Simon Wiltshire, Biodiversity Advisor for Aggregate Industries. 

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    Coppicing volunteer work day

    Saturday 24 November

    Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip's largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer, Harry Samuel. 

    Walk Practical

           

    Coppicing volunteer work day

    Saturday 15 December

    Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip's largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer, Harry Samuel. 

    Walk Practical

           

    Manu - Where the Amazon Meets the Andes

    Tuesday 25 September - Saturday 29 September

    A wonderful talk by Rob Williams who has spent a decade working for the conservation of the Manu National park. Located in the western Amazon and together with neighbouring areas it forms part of the largest contiguous wilderness remaining on Earth and is home to over 1000 bird species and 300 mammals.

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    How Woods work

    Friday 28 September

    Dr Charles Hill author of For the Love of Trees will share insight into the complexities of our native Woodlands. This is based on a life-time’s interest. Sales table. Tea & coffee available

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    Bumblebees

    Tuesday 2 October

    Brigit Strawbridge will talk about Bumblebees; their Lifecycles, Behaviour and Importance as Pollinators.

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    British Wildlife Open Exhibition

    Saturday 6 October - Saturday 3 November

    A new exhibition celebrating the best of British Wildlife art, including paintings, prints and photographs. Organised by Somerset Wildlife Trust in partnership with local arts charity and gallery, ACEarts. All artworks are for sale and all proceeds from the exhibition will be shared equally by Somerset Wildlife Trust and ACEarts. Opportunity to vote for the best artwork which will be awarded the ‘People’s Prize’ at the end of the exhibition. There will be an events programme related to the exhibition (details will be available on the website in due course).

    British Wildlife Open Exhibition Exclusive Viewing

    Sunday 7 October

    Members only Event - a special exhibition opening for Somerset Wildlife Trust members and their guests. Be one the frst to view a new exhibition celebrating the best of British Wildlife art, including paintings, prints and photographs. Organised by Somerset Wildlife Trust in partnership with local arts charity and gallery, ACEarts. All artworks are for sale and all proceeds from the exhibition will be shared equally by Somerset Wildlife Trust and ACEarts. Opportunity to vote for the best artwork which will be awarded the ‘People’s Prize’ at the end of the exhibition.

    Dormice

    Tuesday 9 October

    Stephen Oliver from Dorset Wildlife Trust talks about Dormice and why they hold the fascination of so many people. Habits, habitats and natural history will be laid bare.

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    Bat Walk

    Tuesday 16 October

    The Heart of the Levels Group will conduct a bat walk from the centre of Somerton as part of the Somerset widlife Trust /ACEarts British Wildlife Open Exhibition month.

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