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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

    Badbury Flower Farm

    Sunday 22 July

    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.

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    Elworthy Cottage

    Thursday 26 July

    An inspiring, peaceful wildlife garden full of bumbleebees, butterflies and bird song. After your visit, treat yourself to a beautiful cottage garden plant from the nursery

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    Millers' House

    Saturday 30 June

    Caroline has created a jewel for wildlife. Last year, a top Garden designer came to visit when she opened for Somerset Wildlife Trust and was absolutely full of praise! Combine your visit with a visit to Nunney castle.

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    Wildflowers, orchids and meadow management walk (16yrs+)

    Join us and the owners of the wonderful site for a wander around Eley's Fields Private Nature Reserve, at a time when the orchids and wildflowers are at their most spectacular. 

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    Tai Chi in a meadow for National Meadows Day

    Saturday 7 July

    Learn to 'fly like a wild goose' and other simple Tai Chi movements in our stunning Edford Meadows Nature reserve. This relaxing form of gentle exercise is suitable for all ages and abilities, with instruction provided by Beth Woodburn from Tai Chi for Health  

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    Wildflower walk for National Meadows Day

    Get to know the wildflowers, bumblebees and butterflies at these beautiful meadows with help from Somerset Wildlife Trust's Pippa Rayner.  

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    Small wonders walk (8yrs+)

    Saturday 11 August

    Discover the 'small wonders' (including insects, galls, fungi, lichens, mosses and ferns) that local wildlife enthusiasts Veryan and Andy Conn will share with you in Coleford's meadows and woodlands.  

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    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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    Vallis Vale bat walk ( 8 yrs+)

    Saturday 15 September

    Join us for an evening walk around Vallis Vale SSSI to listen and look out for bats, including rare Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats. Led by Adel Avery from the Somerset Bats Group. 

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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. 

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