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.
Thursday 24 October
Come and join us on an enchanting journey back in time on an historic steam locomotive, travelling along the stunning coastline and beautiful Somerset countryside.
Friday 25 October
Bryan Pinchen, Ecologist and Author will look at the identification of British Grasshoppers, Crickets, Groundhoppers, Cockroaches and Earwigs.
Sunday 27 October
Training in how to carry out The Wildlife Trust’s ShoreSearch citizen science project. It will enable you to assist with ecological surveys of Somerset shores with the aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust staff and other local experts.
Tuesday 29 October
Tom Ronan will be talking about the organisation 'Plastic Free Wells' and what steps we can take to reduce our use of plastic.
Saturday 9 November
Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip’s largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer Harry Samuel.
The 55th AGM will be held from 11am until 1pm where new CEO Georgia Stokes will tell you all about the work we have completed in the last year across the county, and give you an insight of the year going forwards.
Tuesday 12 November
Learn from the Site Manager, Alys Laver,about this fantastic example of landscape scale habitat creation. Hear about the history behind the scheme, the ongoing management and the wildlife that has benefitted as the Reserve develops and matures. Then come and see the project on the ground on 30th November.
Sunday 17 November
Join us at Torr quarry in Downhead to learn this traditional craft with professional hedgelayer Chris Claxton, and help us to restore an important wildlife habitat. With support from the owners of the site, Aggregate Industries.
Tuesday 26 November
Helena Crouch is plant recorder for the north part of Somerset on behalf of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland and will be taking us on a virtual walk around Brean Down to see what specimens can be found there.
Saturday 30 November
Come and have a look around this fantastic and exciting project. See how it’s developed over time and see some of the wildlife which is benefitting as a result.