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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Get up close to the amazing wildlife of Brownsea Island with our experts. 

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Join the Great Heath team and get involved with practical conservation tasks on a number of different reserves and habitats.

Thursday 29 September 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 28th September.

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

Saturday 1 October 2016

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided. 

Discover how to spot a secret badger route & remarkable facts about badgers.

A slightly more relaxing way to find out about the famous Chesil Beach & its wildlife.

Sunday 2 October 2016

Join the regular volunteering group on Brownsea island on alternate Sundays throughout the year.

Practical conservation work at Sopley Common.

Walk along the Chesil Beach, looking for signs of creatures washed in from the deep.

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Wednesday 5 October 2016

A regular day of practical work at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve restoring habitats important for local wildlife.

Thursday 6 October 2016

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 5th October.

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

Friday 7 October 2016

An illustrated talk by well-known local photographer, Colin Varndell.

Sunday 9 October 2016

A walk for you & your dog to explore the new extension to Upton Country Park, with joint leaders from Dorset Dogs & The Great Heath.

Monday 10 October 2016

Nature Watch - How to track and observe wildlife.  An illustrated talk by Simon King. Fully Booked

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Six mile Poole Harbour Trails walk with The Great Heath.

Practical conservation work; scrub clearance and hedge laying. 

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

A talk by Jacob Dew, Conservation Officer for Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Wild Rivers Project.

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Thursday 13 October 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 12th October.

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

Drawing workshop led by artist Julie Herring.

Friday 14 October 2016 - Sunday 16 October 2016

Design and make your own willow animal on this extended weekend, learning willow design, shaping and formation techniques, with Kim Creswell.

Friday 14 October 2016

Learn about the ecology of small mammals & how to identify them. Then set live traps to catch them on Friday night.

Saturday 15 October 2016

Learn about the ecology of small mammals & how to identify them. CHECK YOUR TRAP to see what you have caught!

Join Sam Hamer on an early morning walk to witness the autumn deer rut at Powerstock, before a full breakfast back at the Centre.

Try out the traditional practice of apple juice & cider making, by helping chop, crush & squeeze local apples, with the Weymouth Transition Town Group.

Discover the birds of the Dorset Wildlife Trust Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, famous for its flocks of wading birds in autumn.

Sunday 16 October 2016

Join the regular volunteering group on Brownsea  island on alternate Sundays throughout the year.

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Discover how we farm with wildlife on a guided walk, followed by a full Sunday lunch.

Learn about the whales, sharks, dolphins & huge jellyfish that we have in Dorset.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Practical conservation work; scrub clearance and hedge laying.

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Create your own needle felt acorns, conkers, leaves or fungi using the seasonal colours & inspiration of autumn, with Carla Taylor.

A regular day of practical work at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve restoring habitats important for local wildlife.

Join the Great Heath team and get involved with practical conservation tasks on a number of different reserves and habitats.

An illustrated talk by Nicky Hoar, DWT Learning & Interpretation Officer.

A talk by Becky Williamson, Naturalist & Photographer.

Thursday 20 October 2016

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 19th October.

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

An illustrated talk by Steve Limburn.

Friday 21 October 2016 - Monday 24 October 2016

Explore the rich colours & varied forms of autumnal berries, fruits, seed heads & flowers in this botanical painting workshop, with Christina Hart-Davies.

Friday 21 October 2016

A talk by Eric Watson.

Saturday 22 October 2016

This 'taster' day is a chance to learn some of the basic techniques of some traditional coppice crafts. 

Learn about the amazing array of fungi amongst the ancient pastures, with expert John Wright.

Saturday 22 October 2016 - Sunday 30 October 2016

Find out about garden birds, the best things to feed them & how to ready your garden for winter.

Sunday 23 October 2016

Looking to buy some new binoculars or a telescope? Rob Laughton from Opticron will be on hand to give expert advice on optics.

Discover this fascinating world of fungi on a foray amongst ancient woodland, with expert John Wright.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Get slimy with seaweed! Did you know that you put seaweed in your mouth every day? Learn fascinating facts, how to identify seaweeds & have fun pressing them.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Join the Great Heath team and get involved with practical conservation tasks on a number of different reserves and habitats.

Working  on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Search the strandline of Chesil Beach to discover rare pink seafans, shark eggcases & other lost treasures blown in from the Atlantic.

Find out about the creatures of the deep dark ocean & make one to take home.

Thursday 27 October 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 26th October.

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.  

Discover the beetles, bugs & slugs lurking under logs in Withy Woods – which has the best camouflage?

Dorset Wildlife Trust and Knoll Gardens Foundation invite you to a dusk stroll around the gardens to discover bats in Wild about Gardens week.

An Illustrated Talk by Hamish Murray.

Friday 28 October 2016

Discover the secret life of baffling bats & other spooky Halloween creatures, then make bouncing bats to take home.

Saturday 29 October 2016 - Sunday 4 December 2016

Featuring a range of beautiful hand-crafted gifts from artists across Dorset.  On sale every weekend at the Kingcombe Centre.

Saturday 29 October 2016

Join Katie for this adult wildlife gardening workshop in Wild about Gardens week.

Everything that washes ashore has a story to tell.  What is it?  Where has it come from?

Sunday 30 October 2016

Join the regular volunteering group on Brownsea  island on alternate Sundays throughout the year.

Practical work party on Upton Heath. Meet at the Urban Wildlife Centre BH213RX to get involved with practical habitat management on the heath.

Make spooky bird feeders to go in your garden at Halloween.

A guided walk looking at the gulls, wading birds & geese along Chesil Beach & the Fleet with local naturalist Sean Foote.

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Come and join us for some practical mangement tasks.

Wednesday 2 November 2016

A regular day of practical work at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve restoring habitats important for local wildlife.

Join the Great Heath team and get involved with practical conservation tasks on a number of different reserves and habitats.

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust wardens and wildlife experts on a 3 hour boat cruise in Poole Harbour accompanied with a fish and chips lunch.

Thursday 3 November 2016

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 2nd November.

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

Friday 4 November 2016

An illustrated talk by Peter Bright, Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Saturday 5 November 2016 - Sunday 20 November 2016

The Chesil Beach Centre will be hosting a two week “My Wildlife” art exhibition; come along & see how nature has inspired different artists.

Saturday 5 November 2016

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

Why are they so spiky? Discover the mini ‘hogs’ of the hedgerow – what they eat, why they hibernate & a reminder to check those bonfires!

Sunday 6 November 2016

Practical conservation work at Sopley Common.

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

A presentation by Sarah Williams, Biodiversity Catchment Specialist from Wessex Water about her work on the biodiversity of Poole Harbour catchment & some West Somerset reservoir catchments.

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Join the Great Heath team and get involved with practical conservation tasks on a number of different reserves and habitats.

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Thursday 10 November 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 9th November.

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

Saturday 12 November 2016

Create your own exciting designs learning simple techniques using the natural world as inspiration, with Sarah Morrish. 

Saturday 12 November 2016 - Sunday 13 November 2016

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust for a weekend learning the traditional skill of hedgelaying.

Sunday 13 November 2016

Join the regular volunteering group on Brownsea  island on alternate Sundays throughout the year.

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