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Exciting Opportunities

Wildlife to See

Read our monthly lowdown on this month's "must see" wildlife

What to see

Corkwing-wrasse nest Julie Hatcher

Events in Dorset

From Volunteering to days out & talks, we hope you find something to interest you.

Wildlife & Volunteering Events

Events this month


Our Volunteering Programme Manager, Steve, is bound to have the perfect volunteering activity for you this month!

Volunteering HQ

More about Volunteering

Forest School

Hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees


Forest School by Victoria Vincent

Staying Indoors?

Petition Fish > Take Action!

Petition Fish is The Wildlife Trusts' new campaign to put pressure on the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments to create Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) - sanctuaries for our sea life > Add your voice here

Watch Our LIVE Owl Webcam

Join us as we watch the roosting barn owls at Lorton Meadows. Bound to be interesting viewing!

Read Our Blogs

The Wildlife Volunteering Blog is always worth a read, you don't have to be a volunteer to enjoy it!
See what our volunteers have been doing

We also have another blog called Wildlife Matters, this will be updating you on all the exciting events & happenings in 2011. Read it here

Get one of our e-newsletters

Hundreds of people regularly receive our email newsletters on subjects from volunteering to marine news. 
Sign up today or read past issues

Get Out & Explore

Nature Reserves

With over 40 nature reserves to explore in Dorset, why not get out and explore?
Find reserves here

Walk the Ant Hill Trail

This is a 6 km way-marked walk through the inspiring landscape around West Milton in West Dorset. 
Find out about the Ant Hill Trail

Fun for Kids

Our Wildlife Watch Groups have lots of activities &
fun for kids. Find your nearest Wildlife Watch Group

> Seashore Explorer backpacks

Send us your Wildlife Photographs

Add to our Wildlife Gallery by sending us photos of the wildlife you have seen. Don't be shy, we'd love to see them How to send us your photographs

Groups you can join!

Join a Local Group

We have 8 groups spread across Dorset with a full programme of events to enjoy from walks, talks to trips
Find your local group

Come along to an Event

Whether you enjoy walking, talking or getting dirty there's an event for you Browse our Events Guide

Dorset Wildlife Photographic Group

Join and find out more about the group by clicking here

Get Involved - Here's how!

Join our Wildlife Friendly Garden Scheme

Whether your garden's big or small there's always room for wildlife. Hundreds have already joined our free Scheme. Why not join today? Wildlife Friendly Garden Scheme

Record your Local Wildlife

We love to find out what you have seen, whether it's an ancient tree, a bird, or a fish we want to know. 
Here's how to tell us

Have you seen a Swift? Let us know on our special Swift Recording Project website.



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