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wildwalks4Somerset residents are being invited to get out and enjoy their green spaces as Taunton-based Viridor and Somerset Wildlife Trust proudly launch ‘Viridor Wild Walks’ - a set of three walks introduced to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May).

resizedSomerset Wildlife Trust is pleased to present the return of 30 Days Wild – the Wildlife Trusts annual challenge for us all to do something wild and nature based every day in June. Whether it’s on a reserve, in your local green space or park or in your own back garden – Somerset Wildlife Trust wants to you put a bit of wild back into your life and make a lasting connection to nature for your own health and wellbeing.  To help you get stuck in, you can apply for the brilliant (and  free!) 30 Days Wild pack, download the phone app or go online for some ideas and inspiration.  Visit the website for more information:  www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild

DSC 0510 credit Emma BradshawThis May will once again be known as Naturally Healthy Month, as Active Devon and Public Health at Somerset County Council coordinate its Naturally Healthy Campaign on behalf of the Devon and Somerset Local Nature Partnership.  Building on the success of Devon’s previous campaigns, and with the help of Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset’s Areas of Outstanding Nature Beauty, this will be Somerset’s first year in the programme, and it is hoped that it will be as successful as it has been for Devon in previous years.

Water vole 3 ben simmonds webKey partners and supporters of the Routes to the River Tone project - Somerset Wildlife Trust’s most successful urban wildlife project - came together on Wednesday (22nd March) to celebrate the project’s achievements over the last three years, which has been made possible through funding from Heritage Lottery Funding, Tesco and corporate partners, Viridor. A Thank you also goes to their project partners, such as Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) who have helped develop and deliver the project’s community engagement work.   

 

 


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Saturday 17 June - Sunday 25 June

Taunton Wildlife Week 2017Come and enjoy a week full of fantastic free wildlife events based around the green spaces of Taunton. From fishing and wild art to a river safari and wildlife photography there is something for everyone. A chance to explore the outdoors.

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Saturday 17 June

Taunton Wildlife Week kick starts with our attendance at Somerfest, where we will be setting up a nature corner with Wilder Woods and Exmoor National Park.  We will be making seed bombs and willow stars and creating works of art with Hapa Zome plus lots more.

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Tuesday 20 June

Come along for an hour long wildlife walk with Somerset Wildlife Trust and Better Leisure, taking in a beautiful stretch of the River Tone and all the wonderful creatures that live there. 

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Come along and have fun exploring Netherclay Community Woodland and the wildlife that lives there. Free family event. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times and please wear appropriate outdoor clothing.

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Wednesday 21 June

Come along for an introductory session on wildlife photography with professional wildlife photographer Iain Green. During the session you will learn how to make the most of your equipment and have a chance to test your skills with an outdoor session around Longrun Meadow afterwards. Places are very limited for the event so booking is essential.

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Thursday 22 June

Come along for a short walk around Longrun Meadow to identify wild flowers and share knowledge of what can be seen. Please bring ID books and wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear as the ground may be uneven and wet.

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Come along for a short walk around Longrun Meadow to identify wild flowers and share knowledge of what can be seen. Please bring ID books and wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear as the ground may be uneven and wet.

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Join us for a wildlife tour of the Tone as seen from the water. We will be kayaking along the river looking for the signs and sounds of nature. This event has limited availability so booking is essential.

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Friday 23 June

Come along to a litter pick with a difference. For this event we are inviting people to bring along their dogs for the session. We will be removing litter from the area and afterwards we will have tea, cake and doggy biscuits (for our four legged friends). It’s a chance for dog owners to help keep Longrun a beautiful place for people and dogs alike and to socialise.

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Thursday 13 July

Join in a guided walk around Longrun Meadow and see what wildflowers can be found.

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