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

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.

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Winter Birds and Seashore Wildlife

Monday 21 January

 A guided walk combining an exploration of the intertidal rocky reefs and other seashore habitats and birdwatching for winter waders and wildfowl feeding on the adjacent mudflats. Running in conjunction with WWT Steart Marshes. 

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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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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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Pruning in the New Year

Thursday 10 January

Come and join us in the new year at the community garden. We will be planting out garlic, pruning shrubs and perennials, shaping the new hedge as well as maintaining the old hedge. 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

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.

Westhay Wildlife Walk

Wednesday 20 March

A wander around Westhay Moor with Kevin Anderson, Avalon Marshes Visitor Experience Officer, to see what wildlife can be found. We'll be listening out for booming Bitterns and spring warblers.

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