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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

 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.

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

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.

Marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Brownsea Island reserve.

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.

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.

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

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.

Marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Brownsea Island reserve.

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. Then celebrate National Volunteers'  Week with a delicious cream tea. Booking essential for this event.

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.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Join us for a guided walk. Booking essential.

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.

Marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Brownsea Island reserve.

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.

Marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Brownsea Island reserve.

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

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you. 

Marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Brownsea Island reserve.

Thursday 25 June 2015

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Afternoon Walk on Middlebere Heath

Friday 26 June 2015

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

Saturday 27 June 2015

Upton Heath, a guided walk

Sunday 28 June 2015

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

Tuesday 30 June 2015

Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

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

Marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Brownsea Island reserve.

Wednesday 1 July 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.

Wednesday 1 July 2015 - Sunday 5 July 2015

Kingcombe Centre Course: Dorset's Butterflies & Moths

Friday 3 July 2015

A leisurely walk guided by a Warden from the Urban Wildlife Centre

Saturday 4 July 2015

A guided walk around Brownsea Island Nature Reserve 

Wild Lorton Day - 'Wildflowers' 

Explore the amazing underwater world of the Fleet Lagoon. Use your detective skills to hunt for tracks and signs of marine wildlife along the shore.

A guided walk around Brownsea Island Nature Reserve

Wildflower Walk at Lorton Meadows 

Sunday 5 July 2015

Breakfast with moths at Kingcombe 

Join the little tern wardens for a roundup of the year so far, at Chesil Beach.

Sunday 5 July 2015 - Thursday 9 July 2015

Far From the Madding Dames 

Sunday 5 July 2015

An evening of Thomas Hardy's 'Far From the Madding Crowd' 

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Kayak Safari

Marvel at the moths trapped overnight on Dorset Wildlife Trust's Brownsea Island reserve.

Join us for your guide to the secrets of the Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon. 

Thursday 9 July 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.

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