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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.

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Wednesday 6 June

Come along to the inspiring Henley Hill Farm to see Wildflower and Grass rich meadows and pastures with incredible views. The meadow has been studied by experts from Somerset Wildlife Trust who could not believe just how  many species of flora and fauna they found. Beautiful!

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Friday 8 June

For the past 25 years Henry & Richard Lang have managed their 1,000 acre farm with wildlife in mind. Traditionally managed hedges, ponds, orchards, wildflower meadows, seeds for wildbirds, flowers for pollinators.

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Saturday 9 June

Help get the thistles at Whatcombe Fields under control – many hands make light work! Come along for half an hour, half a day or however long you want – it’s great exercise and very rewarding. Gloves and motivational biscuits will be provided on this joint event with SOS Frome.

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A perfect Summer activity! The West Mendip Watch club will be putting on their wellies and heading to Brean to explore the rock pools of Somerset’s beautiful coast.

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Wednesday 13 June

A gentle walk from St Mary’s Church, Charlton Mackrell to Green Down to fnd summer migrants along the way. Binoculars recommended and a telescope will be brought. The walk starts and ends on a minor road without footpath and there is a steep section leading to the reserve.

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Friday 15 June - Saturday 16 June

Sharpen your nocturnal senses on a wildlife-rich, night-time ramble across the Mendip landscape with nature and astronomy expert and broadcaster Chris Sperring MBE, looking for owls, glow worms, nightjars and stars.

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Saturday 16 June

A walk round parts of the 4 meadows of unimproved, species-rich, neutral grassland. Green-winged Orchids, Adder's tongue fern, Oxe-eye daisies etc. Butterflies & bees if sunny.

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Sunday 17 June

Model Farm shows how much nature can create a sanctuary within a decade. The owners have made a beautiful garden bursting with wildlife, a joy to spend time in.

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Tuesday 19 June

This Avon Wildlife Trust reserve near Winscombe is the source of the Lox Yeo river. It is an area of damp neutral grassland that contains some uncommon plants including various orchid species.

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Saturday 30 June

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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