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Monday 27 April 2015

A fun, hands-on workshop learning the simple techniques for willow weaving

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.  

Scrub management and hedge laying. Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Thursday 30 April 2015

Meet at 9.45am at the Urban Wildlife Centre for a practical conservation task. 

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Friday 1 May 2015 - Sunday 3 May 2015

Kingcombe Centre Course: Identify Bird Songs & Calls

Saturday 2 May 2015

‘Wild Activity’ at the Lorton Meadows Wildlife Centre. 

Sunday 3 May 2015

Lend a hand with practical conservation work at Sopley Common. CANCELLED

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Listen to the incredible sound of a woodland waking in springtime in Delph Woods.

Scrub management and hedge laying. Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Learn & marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Brownsea Island reserve.

Tuesday 5 May 2015 - Friday 8 May 2015

Kingcombe Centre Course: Brush With Nature - Illustrating Spring Flowers

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Joina volunteering party doing a variety of practical conservation work.

A day of practical work on site at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve.

Saturday 9 May 2015

Kingcombe Centre Course: Printmaking Workshop

Sunday 10 May 2015

Try out a large range of binoculars and scopes whilst viewing the spectacular wildlife at Chesil.

Kingcombe Centre Course: Willow Structures for the Garden

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Scrub management and hedge laying. Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.  

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Thursday 14 May 2015

Meet at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen at 9.00 for a moth trap opening and 10.00 for recording/monitoring tasks.

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Friday 15 May 2015

Enjoy an early morning walk to the sounds of bird song around the stunning Kingcombe nature reserve. Time to be advised.

Saturday 16 May 2015

Dawn Chorus Walk.

Come along for a walk around the reserve and discover the owls of Lorton

Saturday 16 May 2015 - Sunday 17 May 2015

 A weekend of family activities to coincide with the Landmark Trust’s Golden Weekend

Sunday 17 May 2015

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Monday 18 May 2015

Join us on our annual survey at Kimmeridge to discover what changes are happening on the seashore.

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Scrub management and hedge laying. Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

An Evening Walk in Puddletown Forest for nightjars

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Joina volunteering party doing a variety of practical conservation work.

A day of practical work on site at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve.

Brownsea Island - Britain's Favourite Nature Reserve, an illustrated talk

Thursday 21 May 2015

An illustrated talk by Chris Thain, DWT  Brownsea Reserve Manager.

Saturday 23 May 2015 - Monday 25 May 2015

Art exhibitions & demonstrations.

Saturday 23 May 2015

Powerstock Common Reserve Wildflower Week Walk

Freshwater meadow, wildflower identification

Wildflower identification at the beautiful Nea Meadows.

Sunday 24 May 2015

Townsend Reserve, Swanage, Wildflower Week Walk

A Morning Butterfly Walk on Ballard Down

Monday 25 May 2015

Winfrith/Tadnoll Reserve Wildflower Week Walk

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Experience wildlife like never before with our clear-bottomed kayaks & goggle-viewers. 

 Learn about wildlife photography from an expert then have a practice on & around Chesil Beach.

Scrub management and hedge laying. Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.  

A walk led by Dorset Flora Group.

Explore the meadows of Lorton & discover marvellous minibeasts hiding amongst the long grass, plus games, art & more.

A stroll along Holes Bay with DWT Poole Group.

Find out more about Barn Owls, take part in activities and enjoy Lorton Meadows

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Discover the wildlife of Parley Common, part of The Great Heath Living Landscape.

A walk through Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve.

A scavenger hunt along Chesil Beach.

Learn how to catch & care for crabs without harm to other rockpool animals.

Thursday 28 May 2015

Shore and meadow flowers. Booking is essential for this event.

Experience wildlife like never before with our clear-bottomed kayaks & goggle-viewers. 

As part of Wild Flower Week, Dorset Flora Group has organised a walk along the beach at Abbotsbury with local botanical expert Jonathon Cox.

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Find out more about the dragonflies of Upton Heath with Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Use your skills of detection, & a cool gadget, to discover life underwater in the mysterious world of newts, dragonfly nymphs & diving beetles.

A walk to Winspit led by Colin Nunn.

Friday 29 May 2015

A walk led by DWT Reserves Officer Amber Rosenthal.

Make your own seashore superhero cape & learn how to protect our local wildlife. 

Saturday 30 May 2015

Join us for a day of fun wildlife activities, crafts, competitions & games.

Sunday 31 May 2015

Meet at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Corfe Mullen at 9.00 for a moth trap opening and 10.00 for a wildlife survey.

A walk led by Jon Crewe from Dorset Flora Group.

 A walk along the beach with local botanical expert, Bryan Edwards, looking at the specialist plants that thrive in this coastal habitat.

Monday 1 June 2015 - Wednesday 3 June 2015

Kingcombe Centre Course: Grasses & Sedges

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Learn & marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust's Brownsea Island

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Join this volunteering party doing a variety of practical conservation work.

Join us for a day of practical work on site at Lorton Meadows, to restore the habitats important for local wildlife, with the Community Conservation Officer.

Join us for a walk to see the little terns, one of the UK’s rarest seabirds, and help raise money to protect the colony at Chesil.

Saturday 6 June 2015

A Morning Walk on DWT's Fontmell Down Nature Reserve, led by Amy Corton

Come along for a walk around the Lorton Meadows nature reserve

Sunday 7 June 2015

Wildlife Friendly Garden winner 2010, Frankham Garden,  will be open on select Sundays through the year.

Join us to celebrate World Oceans Day and explore the amazing underwater world of the Fleet Lagoon. 

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Thursday 11 June 2015

Meet at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen at 9.00 for a moth trap opening and 10.00 for recording/monitoring tasks.

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Join us for a guided walk around the disused quarry to discover how wildlife, particularly wildflowers, have recolonised the site.

Friday 12 June 2015

Neil Lucas of Knoll Gardens & experts from The Great Heath team at Dorset Wildlife Trust join forces to explain some of the essential elements for successful wildlife gardening

Friday 12 June 2015 - Sunday 14 June 2015

Kingcombe Centre Course: Art of Nature Photography

Saturday 13 June 2015

 Discover the variety of wildlife in Lorton’s meadows

Join us for a guided walk through the meadows of Lorton, to discover a variety of wildlife, large & small

Sunday 14 June 2015

Find out more about the fascinating flowers that thrive on Chesil Beach.

Monday 15 June 2015 - Friday 19 June 2015

Kingcombe Centre Course: Summer Plants in Watercolour

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Joina volunteering party doing a variety of practical conservation work.

Join us for a day of practical work on site at Lorton Meadows, to restore the habitats important for local wildlife, with the Community Conservation Officer.

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Nightjar Walk at Arne RSPB reserve

Thursday 18 June 2015

A guided walk around Mudeford Wood

Friday 19 June 2015

Discover the birds of Britain’s favourite nature reserve with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Saturday 20 June 2015

Walk at Kingcombe Meadows led by Bryan Edwards.

Kingcombe Centre Course: Wild Cocktails

Sunday 21 June 2015

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Kingcombe Centre Event: Kingcombe Summer Picnic

Join us for a walk to see the little terns, one of the UK’s rarest seabirds, and help raise money to protect the colony at Chesil.

Visit to Michael Evans' Open Wildlife Garden

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