Events in January 2018

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Fungi: The Good The Bad & The Ugly

Tuesday 9th of January 2018

Everything (almost) you wanted to know about fungi, but didn’t know who to ask – what’s the difference between mushrooms and toadstools? Can I eat them? What are fairy rings? How do I get rid of them from my lawn? Michal Jordan supplies the answers. The Parish Rooms Market Square, Somerton TA11 7NB. Members £2.50/Non members £3/Children & Students £1 - find out more here:

Butteflies in the Glasshouse

Saturday 13th of January 2018 to Sunday 4th of March 2018

The vibrant Butterflies in The Glasshouse exhibit returns to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley from 13 January-4 March 2018, offering a tropical retreat for visitors this winter. You can find out more here:

Unseen and Underground: Why Our Geological Heritage Matters

Friday 26th of January 2018

Lurking behind the soil, plants and wildlife that help sustain our living landscapes lie deeper and older stories and processes that exert profound control over our surroundings. Elemental forces of rocks and weather shape our view of the world, nourish our communities and offer vital lessons of Earth’s systems. In this presentation, Sam Scriven of Jurassic Coast Trust will explore these ideas. Parish Hall, North Street, Ilminster TA19 0DG. Members £2.50/Non-members £3/Children & Students £1. Find out more here: