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 £2.50 members, £3.00 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 Brownsea Island

This year our group’s coach trip to Weymouth  proved to be a great day out. At the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve at Lorton Meadows we were treated to amazing views over the bay and were shown the work being undertaken there to preserve the habitat. After a picnic lunch this was follwed by a visit to the RSPB site at Radipole Lake where we we able to wander around at leisure and take in the sights and sounds of the many bird species that take advantage of this special reserve - including a solitary male hooder merganser which has somehow found its way there.

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.

We would love to hear from you and are always looking for new volunteers.

We look forward to meeting you at our next event. 

Non Members are welcome at all our events.




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