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Monday 27 June 2016 - Wednesday 29 June 2016

Learn the skills for identifying grasses & sedges together with making your own herbarium, with Dominic Price. 

Tuesday 28 June 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 29 June 2016

Join DWT staff and local naturalist Jim White to look for Salt Marsh plants 

Come and help remove Himalayan Balsam in the Gillingham area.

Join seasearch for an evening dive in Lyme Bay (“Ruby J” or “Blue Turtle”).   

Thursday 30 June 2016

Find out how to creative a bountiful wildflower meadow or restore a species rich grassland using local seed & low impact techniques.

Friday 1 July 2016

Get trained up to look for rare Tiger Beetles at a heath near you! Booking essential.

Friday 1 July 2016 - Sunday 3 July 2016

Create your own plant-inspired repeat patterns & design before printing a length by hand, with Hugh Dunford Wood. 

Saturday 2 July 2016

Join DWT staff and local expert naturalist Adrian Bicker to look for dragonflies at Dunyeats Hill. 

Come and help remove Himalayan Balsam in the Gillingham area.

Discover the dastardly disguises some caterpillars use to avoid being eaten.

Sunday 3 July 2016

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

Join the Wimborne Group for a visit to Michael Evan's Wildlife Garden. 

Tuesday 5 July 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Wednesday 6 July 2016

A regular day of practical work on the nature reserve restoring habitats important for local wildlife.

The group will be visiting various Great Heath reserves and alternating between wildlife survey days and practical conservation/access tasks.

Seasearch-friendly Dive in Lyme Bay (“Ruby J” or “Blue Turtle”).

Thursday 7 July 2016

Join artist Marisa Mann and Dorset Wildlife Trust to discover and interpret the natural world in paint. Based on Upton Heath and at The Urban Wildlife Centre. Booking essential.

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Friday 8 July 2016

A morning walk at Girdlers Coppice with Steve Oliver (DWT Warden) 

Come and help restore Portland's valuable limestone grassland by cutting and removing invasive Cotoneaster at Trade Quarry

As night descends on Upton  Heath, experience the sights & sounds of the emerging nocturnal wildlife. 

Saturday 9 July 2016

Discover the world of bumblebees at this ever popular hands-on identification workshop at Kingcombe, with expert Bryan Pinchen.  

Join your guide to discover the secrets of Chesil Bank & the Fleet Lagoon.

Sunday 10 July 2016

Join us for a guided walk to discover the wildlife of Lorton Meadows. 

Bird, Snake, Spider or Fungus?  Join Philip Howse as he unravels the weird disguises of butterflies & moths during this dinner talk.  

Monday 11 July 2016 - Friday 15 July 2016

Discover the diversity of summer butterflies & moths across Dorset’s famed landscape of chalk downlands, pastures, woodland & coast, with expert David Brown. 

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Join DWT staff to look for butterflies at Happy Bottom nature reserve.

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Thursday 14 July 2016

Meet at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen, at 9am for a moth trap opening and 10am for recording/monitoring tasks.

Join the Portland Project Officer for a guided walk around the disused quarry to discover how wildlife, including butterflies, has reclaimed the site. 

Discover your inner artist with a drawing workshop led by Julie Herring. Booking essential.

Join Nicky Hoar to look for nightjars & other wildlife in Corfe Mullen. 

Friday 15 July 2016

Discover the huge diversity of species on the wing at Kingcombe during high summer using light traps, with David Brown, before tucking into a delicious brunch.  

Friday 15 July 2016 - Sunday 17 July 2016

Create fabulous felt designs inspired by the natural world, with renowned textile artist Sandra Coleridge. 

Friday 15 July 2016

Come and help restore Portland's valuable limestone grassland by cutting and removing invasive Cotoneaster at Trade Quarry

Saturday 16 July 2016

Search for butterflies in our wildflower meadows & join us on this summers’ Big Butterfly Count, plus crafts & games. 

Sunday 17 July 2016

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Join us for the start of this summers’ Big Butterfly Count, wander over the meadows and identify butterflies, so you can record which visit your local patch.

Join us for an evening survey dive in Lyme Bay 

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Wednesday 20 July 2016

A regular day of practical work on the nature reserve restoring habitats important for local wildlife.

The group will be visiting various Great Heath reserves and alternating between wildlife survey days and practical conservation/access tasks.

Thursday 21 July 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Join us at low tide to explore the amazing underwater world of the Fleet Lagoon. 

Join us for a guided walk around the Stour Valley Nature Reserve with a DWT warden. 

Saturday 23 July 2016

Join us for a free family wildlife fun day with Borough of Poole and partners in The Great Heath and discover your next door nature during National Marine Weeks.

Have a go at pond dipping & discover who eats who & their amazing adaptations to the underwater world of our ponds.

Join us at low tide to explore the amazing underwater world of the Fleet Lagoon. 

Sunday 24 July 2016

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

Monday 25 July 2016

Hear from the wardens about the challenges & successes of the year as well as gaining a fascinating insight into one of the UK’s rarest seabirds. 

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Create coloured paints using a variety of coloured soils, sand, egg and water and use fruits and vegetables to make inks. 

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

Join us for a boat trip on the Fleet Explorer to find out about Marine Protected Areas in Dorset, as we explore one of the UK’s finest. 

How many spots do ladybirds have – 2, 7 or 22? Why are they bright colours, instead of camouflaged?

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Come and help at the bioblitz at Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath near Ringwood BH242ET.

Join Briony Baxter DWT Community Conservation Officer and Swanage Railway volunteers to help make their large station garden as wildlife friendly as possible. 

Join DWT staff and local naturalist Jim White to look for salt marsh plants. 

Walk along Chesil Beach, hunting for rare pink sea fans, shark eggcases & other treasures blown in from the Atlantic. 

Celebrate Marine Week with have-a-go marine art & craft activities for children.

Celebrate Marine Week with have-a-go marine art & craft activities for children.

Thursday 28 July 2016

Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Oxeye Daisy, Stinking Iris! Discover all these weird & wonderfully named flowers, plus crafts & games

Join us for an afternoon walk in Langton West Wood in Swanage, led by Chris Spilling. 

Friday 29 July 2016

Learn about the weird & wonderful world of plankton. Some of the smallest creatures in the sea are some of the strangest.

Saturday 30 July 2016

Using ancient willow weaving techniques create your own badger sculptureon this exclusive day, with Kim Creswell. 

Watch fluttering butterflies in our wildflower meadows & explore our overnight moth trap to see what surprises it holds.

Saturday 30 July 2016 - Sunday 31 July 2016

Portland Survey Dive on hard boat "Scimitar" 

Sunday 31 July 2016

Join the Urban team of the Dorset Wildlife Trust for a moth trap from 9.00 - 10.00 am and wildlife survey on Upton Heath from 10am -12 noon.

Using ancient willow weaving techniques create your own owl sculpture on this exclusive day, with Kim Creswell.

Celebrate 'International Day for Biological Diversity' by exploring Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve. 

Monday 1 August 2016 - Friday 5 August 2016

Learn the techniques of drawing and painting the beautiful butterflies  and moths that are abundant in Kingcombe’s meadows  and woodlands in summer.

Monday 1 August 2016

Join us for a butterfly beach hunt & look for surprises in our overnight moth trap. Plus crafts & games.  

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Join DWT staff and volunteers to discover the wildlife of Knoll Gardens at Hampreston, Wimborne.

Have a go at pond dipping and discover how difficult it is to survive in a pond full of other hungry creatures – can you discover their disguises?

Connect your family to the great outdoors on one of our special kids clubs. 

Wednesday 3 August 2016

The group will be visiting various Great Heath reserves and alternating between wildlife survey days and practical conservation/access tasks.

Join us at low tide to explore the amazing underwater world of the Fleet Lagoon. 

Celebrate Marine Week by joining us at the best rockpooling site in Dorset.

Thursday 4 August 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Can you tell the difference between a grasshopper and a cricket? Join us to find out.

Celebrate Marine Week. Join us at the best rockpooling site in Dorset.

Friday 5 August 2016

Join us at low tide to explore the amazing underwater world of the Fleet Lagoon. 

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

Saturday 6 August 2016

Learn how to draw fabulous feathers and then illustrate them in detail using watercolours and gouache, with Sarah Morrish.

Join us for a very special dining experience hosted by Imogen Davenport before heading out to discover Kingcombe's bats.

Do you know an Oak from a Hawthorn and which trees provide the most homes and food for animals?

Celebrate Marine Week.  Join us at the best rockpooling site in Dorset

Led by local Bat Group expert, Chris Dieck.

Sunday 7 August 2016

Join us for Chesil's BIGGEST wildlife event of the year.

Starting on Upton Heath, we move onto the Alder Hill to explore the various habitats and associated species of dragonflies that we encounter.

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

What keeps bees so busy every day and how many different types are there?

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