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Events

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.

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Wednesday 17 October

A wander around Westhay Moor with Kevin Anderson, Avalon Marshes Visitor Experience Officer, to see what wildlife we can find. We'll be looking for Bearded Reedlings, Bitterns and any autumn bird arrivals.

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In partnership with ACEarts and the British Wildlife Open Exhibition in Somerton, Roger Dickey and Chris Chappell will be talking about and illustrating the various species of birds commonly found around Somerton.

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In partnership with ACEarts and the British Wildlife Open Exhibition in Somerton, Roger Dickey and Chris Chappell will be talking about and illustrating the various species of birds commonly found around Somerton.

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The South East Area Group, in conjunction with Greener Cary, will be showing the film A Plastic Ocean on Wednesday 17th October at Caryford Hall, Castle Cary. 

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Saturday 20 October

Get fit whilst helping wildlife by clearing scrub and cherry laurel that is encroaching into rare limestone grassland and woodland. Led by Simon Wiltshire, Biodiversity Advisor for Aggregate Industries. 

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Friday 26 October

Mike Langman will present a fun evening on how to improve our skills in bird-watching & other wildlife. Tips on identifcation, estimating numbers in a flock, remembering bird calls. Very interactive presentation: Pencil & notepad useful. Sales table. Tea & coffee available.

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Saturday 27 October

Come and join us for a fun Halloween themed Watch Session this October. We will be completing a spooky trail around French Weir Park, making some stinky potions and creating some creepy crafts for the occasion. The session will involve an outdoor portion so please wear clothing suitable for the weather.

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As a part of the British Wildlife Open, ACEarts is holding an artist-led drawing day where people can drop in and get involved with drawing. 

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Sunday 28 October

Come and join us for a short introductory course to mindfulness in Longrun Meadow. We will be doing gentle mindful movement and mindfulness practices aimed at helping us to be present in the moment and to connect with nature.

     

       

Tuesday 30 October

Our own ‘National Treasure’ and well-known local naturalist Les Cloutman will be looking at Somerset’s wildlife and flowers through the seasons, from your own back gardens to the wild places, from hills to levels, lakes, rivers and coast, and why our county is so very special.

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