Somerset Wildlife Trust

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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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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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Friday 26 October

Mike Langman will present a fun evening on how to improve our skills in bird-watching & other wildlife. Tips on identifcation, estimating numbers in a flock, remembering bird calls. Very interactive presentation: Pencil & notepad useful. Sales table. Tea & coffee available.

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Sunday 28 October

Come and join us for a short introductory course to mindfulness in Longrun Meadow. We will be doing gentle mindful movement and mindfulness practices aimed at helping us to be present in the moment and to connect with nature.

     

       

Tuesday 30 October

Our own ‘National Treasure’ and well-known local naturalist Les Cloutman will be looking at Somerset’s wildlife and flowers through the seasons, from your own back gardens to the wild places, from hills to levels, lakes, rivers and coast, and why our county is so very special.

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Saturday 3 November

This is a member's only event

During the morning’s free AGM CEO Simon Nash, Chair Patricia Stainton and Treasurer John Scotford will tell you all about the work we have completed in the last year across the county, and give you an insight of the year going forwards. You will have the opportunity to ask questions to the CEO and Council. The AGM is free to all members of Somerset Wildlife Trust and we would love for you to join us for the Members’ Day event in the afternoon too - find out more here. Both events are exclusive to our members and are a great opportunity to meet other wildlife supporters and the trustees, staff and volunteers of the Trust.

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This is a member's only event

Following our AGM we would like to invite our members to our annual Members' Day event. This year our Members' Day Event will focus on how climate change will impact wildlife in Somerset.

Within the last 10 years several new and exciting species like Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, and Black-crowned Night Heron have arrived and bred in Somerset. The distribution of these species is progressively creeping northwards as our climate gradually changes. Climate change is widely considered to be one of the greatest long-term threats to nature globally, so in what other ways will climate change impact Somerset and its wildlife? What gains and losses may result and what can, or should, we be doing now to prepare for this?

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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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Sunday 25 November

Come and join us for a short introductory course to mindfulness in Longrun Meadow. Participants can either sign up for four sessions or book on to individual sessions. We will be doing gentle mindful movement and mindfulness practices aimed at helping us to be present in the moment and to connect with nature.

     

       

Tuesday 27 November

A pleasant route, taking in a beautiful stretch of Taunton’s River Tone and a quiet section of the Canal. There will be regular stops along the walk to see what wildlife we can spot around the area. Unfortunately, this walk is not fully accessible for those with wheelchairs due to steps. Sturdy footwear recommended. Distance: 2.8km

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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

       

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