Somerset Wildlife Trust

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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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Friday 31 May

Bring your smartphone or camera and come and join award-winning wildlife researcher and photographer Victoria Hillman for an interactive Wildlife Photography Session in Longrun Meadow in Taunton. The meadow is home to a variety of wildlife including butterflies, bees and birds and, Victoria will give you hints and tips for taking the best photos of the wildlife that call the meadow home, both with your phone and camera.

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Wednesday 5 June

This event has been cancelled. Sorry for any disappointment. Please keep looking at our events page for similar events in the future. 

Join us for a free seminar with Clarke Willmott solicitors to find out more about writing a Will, keeping it updated as well as the Inheritance Tax benefits of leaving a gift to charity. The seminar is followed by a guided walk around our award-winning Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve with our Avalon Marshes Senior Reserves Manager Mark Blake.

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Saturday 8 June

Join the East Mendip Watch Group to explore the meadows and look for bumblebees.

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Starting at the Castlebrook Inn, Compton Dundon, the walk takes us up the ancient path to the top of Dundon Beacon to catch the end of the orchids and other seasonal flowers.

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A day of activities for families and individuals to celebrate World Oceans Day and to raise awareness of the impact of Climate Change on the Coast.

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Wednesday 12 June

David Northcote-Wright, SWT Blackdowns reserves Manager, will lead a guided walk to this sensitive site where specialist bog plants thrive.

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Saturday 15 June

A chance to visit one of the re-introduction sites for the Large Blue butterfly and hopefully see it on the wing.

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Saturday 15 June - Sunday 16 June

Sharpen your nocturnal senses on a wildlife-rich, night-time ramble across the Mendip landscape with nature and astronomy expert and broadcaster Chris Sperring MBE.


Thursday 20 June

If you have already so kindly pledged a gift in your Will to Somerset Wildlife Trust, then we would like to thank you in person and invite you to a very special visit of Chancellors Farm Nature Reserve in Mendip.

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Sunday 23 June


Open to the public in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust

A one-acre plantsman's garden situated 600ft above sea level at the eastern end of the Brendon Hills in West Somerset. It has been developed to blend sympathetically with the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside and to encourage wildlife.

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