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Thursday 25 August 2016

Discover how dragonflies develop from underwater nymphs into foraging flyers travelling over 1km in a day!

Join us as we hope to find a variety of fungi, some of which will be edible. 

Friday 26 August 2016

Help us set up our new therapeutic horticulture wild flower nursery in Swanage (The Greengage Project).

Join us for a walk along Chesil Beach, hunting for rare pink sea fans, shark eggcases and other treasures blown in from the Atlantic. 

Saturday 27 August 2016

Why do bats hang upside down to sleep - discover the secret life of these flying mammals & celebrate International Bat Weekend. 

Sunday 28 August 2016

Meet at Durlston Castle for a walk exploring Migrant Birds  

Join us for a guided walk via the ponds of Lorton to see robust dragonflies & delicate damselflies, along with a host of other species enjoying life on the reserve.

Monday 29 August 2016

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

Join us for a hedgerow hunt & discover shiny shieldbugs, wonderful webs & secret mammal paths, plus crafts & games.

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Design and create your own hat or headdress using recycled cardboard, plastic, string, paint, glue and much more at the Kingcombe Centre. 

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust at Upton Country Park to learn bushcraft skills in the woodland. Booking essential.

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

Wednesday 31 August 2016

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

Discover the amazing webs, traps & subterfuge that wasp, hunting, funnel web & crab spiders use to catch their prey, plus crafts & games. 

Thursday 1 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 31st August.

Friday 2 September 2016

Help us set up our new therapeutic horticulture wild flower nursery in Swanage (The Greengage Project).

Friday 2 September 2016 - Sunday 4 September 2016

Learn the traditional Japanese art of stitch resist dyeing to create your own unique textiles for cushions, scarves, quilts or lampshades, with Annabel Wilson.

Saturday 3 September 2016 - Sunday 4 September 2016

Join DWT at the 2016 Dorset County Show! 

Saturday 3 September 2016

Join us at the best rockpooling site in Dorset.

Join us for an evening boat trip on the Fleet Explorer to watch the sun go down. 

Sunday 4 September 2016

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

Practical conservation work at Sopley Common.

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Come and join us for some practical volunteer management tasks.

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Join DWT staff for a walk and survey of small mammals at Happy Bottom nature reserve.

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

Join us for an evening boat trip on the Fleet Explorer to watch the sun go down. 

Thursday 8 September 2016

Meet every Thursday at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill. For this week meet at 9.00 for a moth trap opening and 10.00 for practical/surveying tasks.

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 7th September.

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

Friday 9 September 2016 - Sunday 11 September 2016

Uncover the hidden stories of the trees, woodland and hedgerows that define the ancient Dorset landscape of Kingcombe, through its ecology, geology and wildlife.

Saturday 10 September 2016

Join us to discover the migrant birds of this stunning coastal reserve of reed beds, including a bird ringing demonstration.

Kestrels, buzzards, hawks and harriers hunt over the valley, but what do they eat?

Join author Julie Musk from Roving Press publishers for tea and cake from Taste* cafe, at the Chesil Beach Centre, as she reads from a selection of their locally based books. 

Monday 12 September 2016 - Tuesday 13 September 2016

Learn about the benefits, challenges and management techniques of using animals to improve a variety of wildlife habitats across Dorset, led by Emily Newton. 

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Come and join us for some practical volunteer management tasks.

Discover the birds of Dorset Wildlife Trust Brownsea Island Nature Reserve. 

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Discover the wildlife of Dunyeats Hill with Dorset Wildlife Trust and Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (ARC). 

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 15 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 14th September.

Join the Portland Project Officer on a guided walk around this disused quarry that nature has reclaimed, to discover the geology of the site exposed by quarrymen, along with their huts, gullies and tunnels. 

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

Find out about Fungi in our Local Area, an illustrated talk by Stuart Skeates. 

Friday 16 September 2016

Join us for a morning bird discovery of Kingcombe residents and migrants, led by Steve Piotrowski, followed by a hearty breakfast.

An illustrated talk by DWT President Tony Bates about flowers, insects etc. and why their habitats are very special. 

Saturday 17 September 2016

Join the warden for a guided walk along the Fleet Lagoon shore.

Join us for an evening boat trip on the Fleet Explorer to watch the sun go down.

Sunday 18 September 2016

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

Meet at Durlston Castle for a walk exploring Migrant Birds. 

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Bring family and friends for our autumn beach clean, helping to look after one of Dorset's most spectacular beaches.

Help with our coastal spring clean. 

Tuesday 20 September 2016

The Big Green event brings something for everyone on the growing 'green' agenda! 

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Join DWT staff and local naturalist Jim White for a survey of Bryophytes at Happy Bottom nature reserve, Corfe Mullen.

Discover the wildlife of Lytchett Bay Nature Reserve's heathland. Led by Dorset Wildlife Trust and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

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

A brisk walk with a number of breaks to admire the view or any wildlife we spot.

An introduction to basic mindfulness techniques in a natural environment.

A talk by Nicky Hoar, DWT.

Thursday 22 September 2016

Join us for practical conservation work. Booking is essential. Please book a place by the morning of Wednesday 21st September.

Drawing workshop led by artist Julie Herring.

Practical conservation work; all tools and training provided.

Ever wanted to know more about Lorton Meadows? Join us for a guided walk to discover the fantastic species and special history of the reserve. 

Saturday 24 September 2016

Join Nicky Hoar from Dorset Wildlife Trust to explore the woods, meadows and heath of Corfe Barrows Nature Park, part of the Great Heath Living Landscape.

Sam Scriven's "Fossils of the Jurassic Coast"

Sunday 25 September 2016

Join the Urban team of Dorset Wildlife Trust on a regular work party on Upton Heath, on the last Sunday of every month.

Discover the secret life of plants and the lengths they go to, to disperse their seeds - burrs, berries and exploding pods!

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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