Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Here are a couple of great photos taken by our members so far this year.







Family Events

We arrange activities during the year that encourage our younger members to join us hunting and identifying local fungi, plants, butterflies and reptiles etc.

Adder at Priddy Fungi  


Our walks are led by one of our members or someone with specialist knowledge, we charge a donation of £2 adults, children free..

Recent walks have included a search for adders on the Mendip Hills and the booming Bittern walk.  Both events were very well attended and it is encouraging to see such large groups with a wide spectrum of ages all so enthusiastic about nature.

Toads pairing at PriddyBittern Walk


Talks are held in Wells Museum on the last Tuesday of each month between September and March at 7.30pm (doors open 07.00pm)
admission £3 members, £3.50 non members
covering a wide range of wildlife and conservation topics.
There is disabled access and refreshments are served in the interval.

Coach Trip

Each year we visit a wildlife reserve or a conservation project outside our area, they have included Slimbridge, The Red Kite centre Gigrin Farm, Axe valley at Seaton and the Nagshead reserve in the Forest of Dean

This year our group’s coach trip to Brownsea Island  proved to be a great day out. At the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve we were treated to amazing views of common terms and sandwich terms as well as red squirrels

sandwich tern                         red squirrel

Steart Marshes 2 Steart Marshes 3  

Visit to Radipole Lake Lorton Meadows visit  
Hooded MerganserPeacock butterfly caterpillars

Come and join us!

For further information contact us using the form below.

The Trust welcomes new volunteers to help with practical conservation tasks and our local committee is always looking for new members with fresh ideas to help us maintain an engaging programme of events - just as important, but less muddy! 

We look forward to meeting you at our next event. 

Non Members are welcome at all our events.




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