Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting people to find out how to bring wildlife to their back door with the experts at its first Wildlife Workshop and Farm Visit. This collaboration with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is a rare opportunity to visit a private farm in Dorset’s beautiful countryside and learn what you can do for wildlife at home, whether you have a small garden, smallholding or even your own farm.
The Workshop will be a chance to see first-hand what farmers do for wildlife and hear about improving the habitats on your own patch of land, however small. Each workshop session includes tips on building and positioning barn owl and other bird boxes, creating and managing wild flower areas and ponds plus a chance to find out about hedgerows, lapwing plots and water meadows.
Nicky Hoar, Communications Officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to get in-depth knowledge about helping wildlife on your own patch, and also to discuss current wildlife issues and get answers to all your wildlife questions.”
Peter Thompson, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Biodiversity Advisor, said: “Come and find out what is being done for farm wildlife such as partridges, hares and flowers on this fascinating farm. There will also be a chance to find out about an exciting grey partridge project on the farm. Don’t miss this superb opportunity to really see what goes on in the wider Dorset countryside!
The Wildlife Workshop and Farm Visit is on Friday 5th October at Waterbarn Farm, Puddletown, by kind permission of Howard Mason. There are workshop sessions from 10am to 12.30 pm or 1.30pm to 4pm, both including lunch. Places cost £10 and early booking is advised.
For more information or to book, ring Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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For more information please contact Nicky Hoar at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust is part of the Natural Weymouth and Portland Partnership; connecting people with nature
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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