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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.


    Wildlife Photography Session for Young Adults with Victoria Hillman

    Friday 31 May

    Bring your smartphone or camera and come and join award-winning wildlife researcher and photographer Victoria Hillman for an interactive Wildlife Photography Session in Longrun Meadow in Taunton. The meadow is home to a variety of wildlife including butterflies, bees and birds and, Victoria will give you hints and tips for taking the best photos of the wildlife that call the meadow home, both with your phone and camera.

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    Booming Bitterns

    Tuesday 28 May

    A visit to Ham Wall/Shapwick Heath. A chance to see Bittern, Great White Egrets, Marsh Harriers, Hobbies, Cuckoos.

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    Somerset Charabanc

    Tuesday 28 May - Sunday 23 June

    Join us and the Wassail Theatre Company for a unique and magical outdoor theatre experience on Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, part of the Somerset Levels & Moors.

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    What's the Buzzzz

    Saturday 8 June

    Join the East Mendip Watch Group to explore the meadows and look for bumblebees.

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    Wildflower Walk to Dundon Beacon

    Starting at the Castlebrook Inn, Compton Dundon, the walk takes us up the ancient path to the top of Dundon Beacon to catch the end of the orchids and other seasonal flowers.

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    Yarty Moor SWT Reserve Walk

    Wednesday 12 June

    David Northcote-Wright, SWT Blackdowns reserves Manager, will lead a guided walk to this sensitive site where specialist bog plants thrive.

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    World Ocean's Day - Turning the Tide

    Saturday 8 June

    A day of activities for families and individuals to celebrate World Oceans Day and to raise awareness of the impact of Climate Change on the Coast.

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    Large Blues at Green Down

    Saturday 15 June

    A chance to visit one of the re-introduction sites for the Large Blue butterfly and hopefully see it on the wing.

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    Night-time Wildlife Safari Walk

    Saturday 15 June - Sunday 16 June

    Sharpen your nocturnal senses on a wildlife-rich, night-time ramble across the Mendip landscape with nature and astronomy expert and broadcaster Chris Sperring MBE.


    Coronation Meadows Legacy Thank-you Event

    Thursday 20 June

    If you have already so kindly pledged a gift in your Will to Somerset Wildlife Trust, then we would like to thank you in person and invite you to a very special visit of Chancellors Farm Nature Reserve in Mendip.

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