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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.

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Tuesday 9 April

Spend the morning with Tilda Gibbs, Forest School Leader on a family woodland adventure discovering a beautiful stretch of coastal woodland tucked behind the sand dunes near Berrow. Families will have the opportunity to take part in a range of nature inspired games, challenges and sensory quests as well as enjoying some campfire treats!

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Spend the afternoon with Tilda Gibbs, Forest School Leader on a family woodland adventure discovering a beautiful stretch of coastal woodland tucked behind the sand dunes near Berrow. Families will have the opportunity to take part in a range of nature inspired games, challenges and sensory quests as well as enjoying some campfire treats!

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Speaker to be confirmed. The Avalon Marshes covers a huge diversity of habitat and species. Managing reserves, farmland, marshes and woodland is a complex business and the talk covers the different challenges, priorities and concerns that face our conservationists.

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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.

Saturday 13 April

Join the East Mendip Watch Group for bird games, building rafts, river dipping and exploring the woodland.

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Monday 15 April

Come and join us for a lunchtime mindfulness session in Longrun Meadow with experienced mindfulness teacher Dr Miranda Bevis. Take a little time out to connect with nature and be present in the here and now. The session will involve several mindfulness practices including mindful movement.

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Tuesday 16 April

Helena Crouch will draw on her vast experience and take us on a botanical journey through the Mendips. On the way we will see some of the more distinctive and interesting plants in these hills.

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Wednesday 17 April

This event is now fully booked. Sorry for any disappointment. Please keep looking at our events page for similar events in the future. 

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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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.

Saturday 27 April

Roger Dickey will lead a 3km walk from Langport, out along the old railway line and back along the bank of the River Parrett, looking and listening for early migrant birds. Binoculars will be useful.

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