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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.

Events
    Events

    Coppicing Volunteer Work Day

    Saturday 12 January

    Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip’s largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. It's a great way of being active and spending time outdoors. Training will be provided by local coppicer Harry Samuel.

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    Somerset Otters

    Tuesday 15 January

    Rob Williams will provide us with an overview of the state of the otter population in Somerset's waterways and how it has changed.

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    Catcott Wintering Wildlife

    Wednesday 16 January

    A wander around Catcott nature reserve with Kevin Anderson, Avalon Marshes Visitor Experience Officer, to see what wintering wildlife we can find, especially ducks and waders.

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    Wildlife Photography Around Ilminster and Neighbouring Counties

    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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    Scrub clearing volunteer work day

    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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    Coppicing volunteer work day

    Saturday 24 November

    Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip's largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer, Harry Samuel. 

    Walk Practical

           

    Coppicing volunteer work day

    Saturday 15 December

    Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip's largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer, Harry Samuel. 

    Walk Practical

           

    Better Birding with Mike Langman

    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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    Somerset's Wonderful Wildlife

    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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    Moths in Somerset

    Friday 26 April

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    John Bebbington FRPS, who was Somerset county moth recorder until the end of 2018, will give a talk on Somerset Moths. He will cover both the common and rarer, lost and newly arrived species, threats to our declining moth populations and what we can do to encourage moths.

     

     

     

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