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Wildlife Watch Clubs

Girl looks through magnifying glass at log - Adrian Clarke

What are Wildlife Watch groups?

Our Wildlife Watch groups are for children to make friends with other  nature-loving young people and have lots of fun taking part in practical nature activities  - from pond dipping to wildlife safaris.

Who runs the groups?

Our Wildlife Watch Groups are organised by volunteer leaders who know about the local places and wildlife and are passionate about getting young people outside, exploring and having fun. They generally work with their young members and local experts to organise all kinds of wildlife and environmental activities.

Children ready to do river sampling

Children doing river sampling - Ross Hoddinott

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Who are the groups aimed at and what should I bring?

 

Groups are aimed at children aged between 7 and 13. Whilst there are younger children that join in, we ask that parents accompany younger children. 

Please ensure your child is equipped with suitable clothing and shoes for outdoor activities and the weather - whether that's warm clothes, waterproofs and welly boots, or sun hats and suncream! Sometimes group leaders will ask for a small contribution towards hall hire, materials or activity costs - usually a pound or two.

 

 

Somerset Wildlife Watch Groups

East Mendip Wildlife Watch Group, near Shepton Mallet

The East Mendip Wildlife Watch Group meets at the Somerset Earth Science Centre. To find out more and get involved, please contact Gill Odolphie by calling 01749 840156 or emailing info@earthsciencecentre.co.uk 

Nettlecombe Court Wildlife Watch Group, near Williton

Nettlecombe Court Wildlife Watch Group meets at Nettlecombe Court Field Studies Centre. To find out more and get involved, please call 01984 640320 or email education.nettlecombecourt@field-studies-council.org

North Brewham Wildlife Watch Group, near Bruton

To find out more and get involved, please contact Cath Coward by emailing catherinecoward@btinternet.com

Taunton Wildlife Watch Group

Taunton Wildlife Watch Group meets at our Taunton office (34 Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5AW). To find out more and get involved, please email tauntonwatchgroup@gmail.com

West Mendip Wildlife Watch Group, near Cheddar

To find out more and get involved, please contact Sarah Ayling by emailing rrh1@btinternet.com 

Yeovil Wildlife Watch Group, near South Petherton

Yeovil Wildlife Watch Group meets at Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton. To find out more and get involved, please contact Helen Hawke by emailing hawkehelen@gmail.com 

No Wildlife Watch Group near you?

If there is no Wildlife Watch group in your area then why not think about setting one up? All our groups are led by volunteer leaders and helpers and supported by Somerset Wildlife Trust.

 

Educational nature & wildlife resources

Why not check out some of these resources and try some activities at home or at school? 

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