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.


Friday 30 September


Take a seat on a guided minibus tour of Whatley super quarry to see a working Mendip Limestone quarry to learn how and why it is quarried.
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Monday 3 October

Join the team at Somerset Earth Science Centre for a minibus tour of one of the countries largest working Limestone Quarries..

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Tuesday 4 October

Simon Clarke, Senior Reserves Manager for Natural England will be giving a broad talk about the beautiful landscape and wonderful wildlife of Avalon Marshes and Shapwick Heath.

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Wednesday 5 October


Join artist Tanya Josham in the beautiful surroundings of the Earth Science Centre, carving Bath Stone, using traditional hand tools,
drawing inspiration from the centres geological collection of rocks and fossils.
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Over the last ten years the Somerset Levels have successfully attracted a variety of new birds some of which have bred here
for the first time. Roger Lucken’s talk will focus on some of these species, discuss the potential for further expansion and look at
the role of the Levels in providing a platform for colonisation of other parts of the UK..

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Thursday 6 October

Join us for a day of scrub clearance to help prevent encroachment of scrub into limestone grassland of Draycott Sleights.

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Friday 7 October

A guided minibus tour of a working limestone quarry with Aggregate Industries geologist Eddie Bailey.

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Saturday 8 October

Fungus Foray led by Les Cloutman.

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Sunday 9 October

Come and meet the Somerset Wildlife Trust at our Magnicent Meadows stall at the Wells Food Festival. Wells, Somerset.

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Tuesday 11 October

Join Alys Laver, WWT Senior Conservation warden, for a talk about the construction and management of Steart Marshes, as salt marshes and fresh water wetlands for wading birds and wildfowl and their value as habitats for people and wildlife.

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