SOMERSET Wildlife Trust has released a snapshot of its 2024 events.

The trust aims to preserve wild spaces and educate Somerset residents on the importance of conservation.

A spokesperson from the Somerset Wildlife Trust said: "We've got so many exciting events planned for this year! Will you get involved?

"Here's a quick snapshot of what we've got coming up...

"New Wilder Matters discussion events, including a special session on the upcoming General Election;

"A whole range of exciting Challenge Events to help you get moving and raise funds for Somerset's wildlife at the same time;

"A brand new programme of youth volunteering and activity days to help young people learn more about wildlife conservation;

"Coastal surveys and training events spread across our wonderful coast;

"Wilder 2024: a special celebration for individuals and communities taking action for nature on their patch;

"And SO much more!"

Here are some of the other events it has coming up


Nettlecombe Court Wildlife Watch Club, Taunton - Saturday, January 13, 10am-12pm

This free event is perfect for young nature lovers. Attendees will explore local wildlife at Nettlecombe Court and will take part in making bug hotels.

A similar event will also run in Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton on Sunday, January 14, 10am-12pm.

Coppicing day in Asham Woods, near Downhead - Saturday, January 20, 10am-3.30pm

This event's description reads: "Help us to manage Asham Wood, Mendip's largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland. 

"Training will be provided by local coppicer, Harry Samuel."

Sea Watch January Survey - Sand Point 'Porpoises and Poetry', Weston-super-Mare - Sunday, January 21, 1pm-4pm

This event will run in conjunction with Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Somerset Wilder Coast Project, Geckoella and the Sea Watch Foundation. It is one of a series of two hour surveys for porpoises, dolphins, and other marine life.

Whilst on the lookout, attendees are encouraged to some something creative, such as  sketching or writing a short story.

Experts and ID guides will be available, meaning that no previous experience is required.

Whilst this event is free, booking is required. The Somerset Wildlife Trust also encourages those who can to make a donation, which helps fund its vital work.