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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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Saturday 25 May

A guided walk around this SWT woodland reserve looking at flora and fauna along the way.

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Tuesday 28 May

A visit to Ham Wall/Shapwick Heath. A chance to see Bittern, Great White Egrets, Marsh Harriers, Hobbies, Cuckoos.

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Wednesday 29 May - Sunday 16 June

Join us and the Wassail Theatre Company for a unique and magical outdoor theatre experience on Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, part of the Somerset Levels & Moors.

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Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June

Join us again this year alongside other conservation organisations in celebrating Somerset's natural enviroment; its enduring and stunning landscapes and seascapes, its vibrant green spaces and inspiring natural places, and all the rick and diverse wildlife that lives in this wonderful county.

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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

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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