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Talks

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 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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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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