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 13 September

We are excited to announce local songwriter and guitarist and finalist of the Guardian's Best Folk Album 2018, Kitty Macfarlane has agreed to support us with a fundraising event.

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Tuesday 17 September

Ian Clemmett works for the National Trust and is the Lead Ranger for the Somerset Coast and Countryside. The Trust has a number of coastal properties and some significant sites in the Mendips. He will talk about nature conservation on the Trust's properties.

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Saturday 21 September

Experience nature and discover wildlife in a new way - have a go at sit spotting, otter tag and fox walking bushcraft techniques to improve your peripheral vision and stealth when wildlife watching, with this immersive workshop led by Andy Butterly.


Tuesday 24 September

Found on the north west coastal region of BC, Canada, the GBR is the largest temperate rainforest on the planet. The ancient rainforests and nutrient-rich ocean, support wildlife and ecosystems as they have been for thousands of years.

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Friday 27 September

Dorset based award-winning Natural History photographer Colin Varndell shows variety and breadth of wildlife that can be attracted to a garden specifically planned for wildlife. Shows how a formal garden can be attractive to wildlife as well as less formal.

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Saturday 28 September

Get fit whilst helping wildlife by clearing scrub and cherry laurel that is encroaching into rare limestone grassland and woodland.


Saturday 28 September - Sunday 29 September

Somerset Wildlife Trust needs you! Come and fly like a Peregrine Falcon and raise money for us at the same time.

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Tuesday 1 October

Dr Rob Williams will talk about the Manu National Park in the Western Amazon, which is part of one of the earth's largest remaining wildernesses, with over 1000 species of birds, and 300 mammals.

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Tuesday 8 October

presenter to be confirmed - check back for more details

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Michael Jordan will talk about the different types of fungi to be found at this time of year and address those important questions: 'Can I eat it? What's the difference between mushrooms and toadstools? and What good are they?' Why not then come along and find them for real on the following Saturday.

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