Saturday 4th May 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Worley Hill Private Reserve, Compton Dundon, Somerton.
The first of our guided walks this season is to a private reserve in the Polden Hills.
Sunday 5th May 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Buckland Wood, Blackdown Hills.
A second guided walk over the Bank Holiday weekend - this time to Buckland Wood in the Blackdown Hills.
Sunday 5th May 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Bristol Botanic Gardens, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JG
Gardening for Butterflies - a talk by Jan Miller-Klein.
Saturday 11th May 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Wall & Catsford Commons, Bridgwater Bay NNR
This walk takes us out towards the Somerset coast, between the villages of Steart & Stolford and part of Bridgwater Bay NNR.
Sunday 19th May 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm
Fry's Hill SSSI, Axbridge
This is the first of our walks this season that visits the Mendip Hills.
Due to a display problem, when first listed this walk was showing as 11th May, but was corrected after a few days. The walk is on Sunday 19th May.
Tuesday 28th May 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm
Wimbleball Lake Activity Centre, TA22 9NU
A one day course focused on butterfly ID and survey techniques.
Sunday 2nd June 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm
Stoke Camp BC Reserve, Mendip Hills
Back in the Mendip Hills and the first walk to one of our branch reserves.
Tuesday 4th June 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm
Horner Car Park, Exmoor, TA24 8HY
Discover Exmoor's Heath Fritillary butterflies on this circular guided walk in partnership with the National Trust and Care Moor for Exmoor.
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Ubley Warren SWT Reserve, Mendip Hills
A mid week walk at Ubley Warren, a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve in the Mendip Hills.
Sunday 23rd June 2019, 11:00am-3:00pm
Haddon Hill, Exmoor National Park
A longer walk today including a visit to one of our branch reserves. Please bring a packed lunch.
Wednesday 10th July 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm
Lords Wood, Chew Valley
A visit to the Chew Valley and a privately owned mature woodland with open access.
Saturday 13th July 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Walk Farm, South Brewham, Bruton
A walk around Walk Farm, amongst flower-rich meadows and pastureland.
Saturday 13th July 2019, 1:30pm-4:00pm
Bannerdown Common, Nr Batheaston
A joint meeting with the Wiltshire branch at Bannerdown Common near Batheaston. (Afternoon walk commencing 1.30pm)
Sunday 14th July 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm
Crook Peak, Mendip Hills
A walk to the top of the Crook peak to see the Grayling and other limestone grassland species.
Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Bossington, Nr Porlock, Exmoor NP
A walk along the peaceful rugged Exmoor coast of West Somerset.
Wednesday 24th July 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Langford Heathfield, Nr Wellington
A walk around a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve which includes ancient woodland, heathland and ponds.
Wednesday 31st July 2019, 11:00pm-1:30pm
Brean Down, Mendip Hills
A walk out on Brean Down, the western end of the Mendip Hills stretching into the Bristol channel.
Sunday 4th August 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Hatch Hill, Polden Hills, Nr Street.
A walk along part of the Polden Way to Hatch Hill, an SSSI area of restored calcareous grassland.
Saturday 10th August 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm
Westbury Beacon BC Reserve, Mendip Hills
For this walk, we visit our fourth and newest Butterfly Reserve - only purchased by the branch in 2015.
Sunday 18th August 2019, 11:00am-2:00pm
Netherclay LNR, Taunton
Our final guided walk this season takes us to Netherclay LNR, which is probably the best site in Somerset for seeing the Brown Hairstreak.
Sunday 20th October 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery , Queens Road, Bristol. BS8 1RL
The Secret Life of Butterflies - an entertaining and informative talk by Richard Fox - Associate Director of Recording & Research, Butterfly Conservation.