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Taunton Wildlife Week 2017

Come and enjoy a week full of fantastic and 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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SCome along for a free wildplay session at Netherclay Community Woodland. We will be building shelters, creating clay art and having a fire with marshmallows and much more. This is a free family event. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times and please wear appropriate outdoor clothing.

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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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Come find out more about the bats that live around Longrun Meadow and French Weir Park. You'll have the chance to see and hear these fascinating creatures and find out more about how they navigate and feed in the dark. The finish time will be dependent on the weather - and the bats!


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