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 22 March
Stephen Powles will present an introduction to otters: their biology, population crash, their recovery and field signs. He will also introduce us to Hammer Scar, the female otter with whom he spent many hours (as featured on TV).
Saturday 23 March
Minehead is associated with buckets and spades, beach games and strolling along the promenade. The bay is also a very diverse natural environment however. Lots of marine species can be found in rock pools, amongst the shingle and in the mud. Many seabirds also visit and there are wild plant communities along the top of the beach and on the coast path.
Recording what lives along the brilliant Somerset Coast is very important and will help us protect it in the future. During the BioBlitz we will identify as many species as possible over a 6 hour period. We will be assisted by expert naturalists. Everyone is welcome with no previous knowledge expected.
Tuesday 26 March
More information coming soon.
Wednesday 27 March
Somerset Wildlife Trust Somerset’s Brilliant Coast team would like to invite residents and friends of Stogursey to an informal meeting to talk about the important coastal habitats and natural history in and around the Parish. The Somerset Wildlife Trust has funding to support exciting new community projects which enable local people connect to their coastline, to encourage health and well- being and to help protect nature for future generations. We need your ideas and enthusiasm!
Thursday 28 March
A lively and entertaining fundraising evening that will literally open your ears to the fascinating world of birdsong, brought to you by well-known Tweet of the Day authors Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss.
Tuesday 2 April
Damon Bridge, Conservation Officer, Somerset Levels and Moors, will talk about the Reserve at West Sedgemoor and the woodland at Swell Wood – the bird, plant and animal species, and how they are managed.
Steve Mewes of the Somerset Wildlife Trust will discuss the Global, UK and Somerset climate change situation, and look at the pressures facing our local wildlife. He will also tell us what the Trust is doing, as well as giving us suggestions of we can do to help.
Saturday 6 April
A walk around Priddy Mineries with John Dickson, looking for emerging adders and other reptiles and amphibians. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.
Surfers Against Sewage, Somerset Wildlife Trust and West Somerset Together are leading a Beach Clean at Minehead as part of the SAS National Spring Beach Clean week.
Sunday 7 April
Loxley Wood is an ancient woodland site owned by
the Woodland Trust. Ged Keele will lead the walk and there should be an opportunity to see early spring flowers.