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.

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Friday 25 January

An opportunity to enjoy wildlife and its behaviour in the countryside as seen through the camera of published local photographer Robin Morrison.

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Saturday 26 January

To celebrate this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch this month’s Watch session will be themed around our feathered friends. We will be going for a wildlife walk around Longrun Meadow to see what birds we can spot and then head back to the office to make bird feeders for you to take home with you. 

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Tuesday 29 January

Nick Upton has worked as a university biologist, a film-maker wth David Attenborough at the BBC, a writer and a photographer. He has followed UK reintroduction projects such as the Great Crane Project (Somerset), reintroduction of Harvest mice to the Midlands, the Return of Beavers to Devon and Pine Martens to Wales, as well as surveys of Hazel dormouse (In Somerset), Suburban Hedgehog and Swift conservation (Wiltshire). He will tell stories of his varied work and about the concept of 're-wilding' as a conservation strategy.

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Sunday 3 February

Somerset Wildlife Trust Somerset’s Brilliant Coast team would like to invite residents and friends of Berrow to an informal meeting to talk about the important coastal habitats and natural history in and around the Parish. In conjunction with Berrow Conservation Volunteers.

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Tuesday 5 February

Marcus Pearson, Environmental Manager, EDF Energy, will talk about the development of Hinkley Point C and the impact on the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of local communities that are affected by the development of the Nuclear Power Station.

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Naturalist and photographer John Walters will explore the amazing variety of wildlife found within the Dartmoor National Park, from Roe Deer and Bee Hawk Moths to the world's largest slug!

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Thursday 7 February

Join us at the community garden in February for a bit of DIY propagation. We will be planting out mangetout, spring cabbages, lettuces, broccoli and cauliflower in home-made plastic bottle propagators. We will also be adding compost to the beds and other garden tasks. This is a practical volunteering session, please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. We generally break for lunch around 12.30 so please bring a packed lunch. If you have any spare 2ltr empty bottles please bring them along.  

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Saturday 9 February

This event is now fully booked. Sorry for any disappointment. Please keep looking at our events page for similar events in the future. 

Join us at Torr quarry in East Mendip to learn the traditional craft of hedgelaying with Chris Claxton and Tina Bath, and help us to restore an important wildlife habitat. With support from the owners of the site, Aggregate Industries.

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An un-natural trail around the lake with weird and wonderful games, fossil fun and peering down microscopes with the East Mendip Wildlife Watch Group.

An afternoon family beach scavenger hunt, exploring Watchet’s fascinating West St. Beach, followed by  creating some Andy Goldsworthy inspired beach art or returning to the cosy Contains Art studios to create a memento from your adventure! 

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