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

Rocky Shore Ramble Helwell Bay - Watchet

Saturday 24 November

Our visit is timed to start at 11.00am so that we have time to walk over to Helwell along the cliff path and then down to toward the low tide line at 1.02pm. We will return by 1.30pm. Helwell Bay has a surprisingly diverse amount of rocky shore life to be discovered.  We shall be led by marine biologist and rocky shore expert, Dr Mark Ward, the SWT Somerset’s Brilliant Coast Project manager. 

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Geology Walk Helwell Bay - Watchet

Sunday 25 November

Our visit is timed to start at 1.30pm so that we have time to walk along the cliff path and then down to onto the beach at Helwell Bay to return by 3.30pm. The walk will be led by local geologist, Andy King and Natural England’s senior geologist, Dave Evans, who will introduce you to some of the amazing geological stories that can be told along this stretch of coast and show you some of the rock formations and fossils that can be found here. Wildlife Trust staff will give us a briefing on what to expect before we start.

 Dog Walking  Walk 

       

Beach Clean and Create - Brean Down Beach

Saturday 1 December

Spend the afternoon with Tilda Gibbs from The Somerset Wildlife Trust on Brean Down 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. On completion of the beach clean families will have an opportunity to create some environmental art on the beach or return to upstairs of The Cove Café to create a Christmas decoration made out of natural scavenged beach treasures!

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Free Hedge Laying Course

Saturday 8 December

Learn the rural skill of hedge laying with the Blackdown Hills Hedge Association's Free hedge laying course

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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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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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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

       

Bedding down for winter

Thursday 6 December

Come along and help us get the garden ready for winter. We will be planting peas and beans under fleece, digging out bramble from the meadow area. Clearing the area around apple trees and re-mulching. We will also weed and mulch all the flower beds. 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.

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