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.
Thursday 10 May
Owen Rogers, a volunteer from Bath, will give us an overview of the work of the Woodland Trust, Britain's leading woodland conservation charity which aims to project, restore and create woodlands. It has 500,000 members and manages 26,000 hectares of woodland.
Saturday 12 May
This Naturally Helathy month, come and join Heart of the Levels Group for a two mile walk through Babcary Meadows Nature Reserve to see orchids andf other wild flowers of the season.
This Naturally Healthy Month, come along to Longrun Meadow to learn all about Geocaching - an outdoor activity, in which you use Global Positioning System (GPS) or a mobile device, as well as your navigational skills, to hide and seek containers with items inside. During the afternoon you'll also get the chanec to find caches around the area.
Friday 18 May
Bracondale is a fabulous example of a garden that we can all try to create. There is a small meadow and pond attracting all kinds of wildlife. A calm space to sit and ponder.
Sunday 20 May
Clearing scrub re-growth and thistles on Dundon Hill
Tuesday 22 May
Discover the wildlife and plants of Whatcombe Fields whilst helping to compile a list of the species that the Fields support, to help shape ongoing management. Joint event with SOS Frome.
Saturday 26 May
Hillcrest has stunning gardens and a beautiful meadow created and looked after by passionate wildlife gardeners. It is an essential wildlife haven that attracts and protects the local species that in turn gives so much joy to everyone that visits!
Sunday 27 May
Hillcrest is a beautiful garden created by it’s passionate wildlife gardeners. It is an essential haven that attracts and protects the local wildlife that in turn gives so much joy to everyone that visits!
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!
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.