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Skills of the hills

Saturday 7 April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A celebration of hedge-laying and hedgerow crafts including a hedge-laying competition, hands-on family activities, craft demonstrations, a cookery competition, live music and refreshments.

Location: Cotley Farm, Wambrook Devon TA20 3EP United Kingdom
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Otter survey training

Saturday 14 April @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn how to spot and record evidence of otters, with Somerset Otter Group.

Location: Otterford Parish Hall Bishopswood, Somerset TA20 3EP United Kingdom
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Somerset Otter Group

Bats by the riverside

Wednesday 18 April @ 12:00 am

Thursday 24 May | 7.30pm – 10.30pm | Culmstock | Free | Booking required Discover the different species of bat living along the River Culm. Talk and guided walk with Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project.

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Bird ID and river walk

Saturday 28 April @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Take a stroll along the River Culm and learn about Blackdown Hills’ birds, with Somerset Ornithological Society and British Trust for Ornithology.

Location: Clayhidon Parish Hall EX15 3PL United Kingdom
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Dipper bird in shallow water

Somerset Festival of Nature

Saturday 5 May @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Nature and conservation organisations from across Somerset will be kick-starting a month of wildlife fun, with activities including bird watching, bat walks and conservation skills.

Location: Fyne Court, Broomfield Bridgewater, Somerset TA5 2EQ United Kingdom
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Sing and stroll at Otterhead Lakes

Sunday 6 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn simple songs and take a melodic meander through this enchanting nature reserve.

Location: Otterhead Lakes TA3 7EE
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Otterhead upper lake. Photo: Mark Robinson

Dawn chorus

Saturday 12 May @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am

testGet up with the larks to enjoy the dawn chorus and learn the songs and calls of the birds as they awaken, with Somerset Ornithological Society.

Location: Otterhead Lakes TA3 7EE
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Sunrise through woodland trees

Monitoring riverflies

Saturday 12 May @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training for volunteers to learn how to monitor river quality and identify freshwater invertebrates, to support the Culm Community Crayfish project.

Location: The Blackdown Healthy Living & Activity Centre, Riverside Hemyock, Devon EX15 3SH United Kingdom
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Mayfly Nimph. Photo Liam Marsh

Hedges, herbs and history

Saturday 19 May @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Delve into the wonderful world of hedges, hedgerow plants and hedge-laying techniques.

Location: Yarcombe Village Hall EX14 9AD
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Wildwood Open Sunday

Sunday 20 May @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the wonderful woods and join Neroche Woodlanders for family activities, have-a-go crafts for grown-ups, tea and cakes. Woodland, local and natural products for sale.

Location: Young Wood Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset TA3 5AZ United Kingdom
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