Somerset Wildlife Trust has announced that Taunton Wildlife Week will be running for a second year, May 24 to 29, giving local people a chance to enjoy a week of free wildlife events and activities.
The week of events exploring wildlife in the county town includes a barn owl talk, wildlife cycle safari, wildlife tracking, bat and bird walks, with a Wildlife Extravaganza taking place at Longrun Meadow on Saturday, May 26. Families can help build barn owl nest boxes, as part of the Trust’s project to get a barn owl box in every parish of Somerset, try their hand at willow weaving, enjoy green wood working demonstrations, dragonfly and wildflower walks and lots more wildlife activities.
The week of events build on the success of last year’s Taunton Wildlife Week. It is part of the Taunton Living Landscape vision to enhance and connect the town’s green and blue spaces, creating a joined-up network of natural spaces for wildlife and people. Otters, water voles, bats and birds are amongst the species living alongside people in this challenging urban environment.
Full programme to be announced or contact Taunton Living Landscape Project Officer Miriam Woolnough on 01823-652400.
Photograph of Taunton Wildlife Week 2011 © Nigel Kendall