Somerset Wildlife Trust

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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

    Homemade Propagation

    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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    Ready to Plant

    Thursday 7 March

    Join us in the community garden to plant out onions, leeks, radish, lettuce, rocket and other salad leaf plugs. We will also have a go at building brassica cages, weeding the beds and harvesting any nettles around the site to make fertiliser. We will also start growing herbs in pots. 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.

     Practical   FamilyEvent Smoother Dog Walking

    Berrow Parish Shores Project Meeting

    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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    Family Beach Scavenger Hunt and Environmental Art Adventure

    Saturday 9 February

    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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    Minehead Family Beach Clean

    Friday 22 February

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    Spend the afternoon with Tilda Gibbs from The Somerset Wildlife Trust on Minehead beach helping to make the beach a safer haven for wildlife and more beautiful place for visitors by taking part in a family beach clean.

    Aliens Among Us

    Saturday 9 February

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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.

    Stogursey 'Parish Shores' Project - Cheese and Wine Evening

    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! 

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    Dunster - Cache In, Trash Out

    Wednesday 10 April

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    Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS (or your mobile phone) to hide and seek containers (caches) with other participants in the activity. Come along to Dunster beach to discover the new caches that are being launched in the afternoon and take part in a beach clean along this beautiful stretch of coastline. There will be experienced geo-cachers on hand if you are new to geocaching.

    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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    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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