Somerset Wildlife Trust

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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.


Tuesday 26 September

Ecology expert Shaun Plenty will give a talk on his work with students from Bridgwater College in clearing this waterway, where
Kingfishers and Dippers are still to be seen.

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Saturday 30 September

We are very sorry to announce that this event is now cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Learn about how to manage an ancient woodland as we take a walk with forester Paul Oswin around Asham, Mendip’s largest and most biodiverse ancient semi-natural woodland.

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Tuesday 3 October

Illustrated Wildlife Talk. Further details to be made
available shortly on our website

Wednesday 4 October

Ex-Wildlife Trust trainee, Phil Bruss, tells us how he has developed as a professional conservationist, and how to develop skills to help you on your way. Come along if you are thinking of getting into conservation

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Saturday 7 October

An enjoyable (and usually very productive) search for fungi in the Alfred’s Tower woodland and grassland areas.

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Join Mendip Wildlife Watch group and the Wells astronomy group to celebrate World Space Week at Wells Library. There will lots of interesting things to see and do including Cassini-Huygens and some astrophotography and solar scopes.

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Tuesday 10 October

Illustrated Wildlife Talk. Further details to be
made available shortly on our website.

Tuesday 17 October

Sabine Peukert of FWAG highlights the work being done in the upper catchment of the River Parrett to “slow the flow” from the hills to the Levels to reduce the impact of flooding on the Levels and Moors.

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Rebecca MacDonald is Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Coastal Survey Officer. She will tell us about the work being done to survey Somerset’s varied and beautiful coastline.

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Saturday 21 October

Laid hedges create wildlife corridors and safe havens for nesting birds and small animals, as the density of the laid hedge and the re-growth provides a safe habitat for them. Learn how to manage your hedgerows and sharpen tools at a beautiful nature reserve.  Attendees will gain enough practice in this technique to get started on their own hedges.  Led by Bryan Eley, local hedgelayer.

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