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Tuesday 3 May 2016 - Friday 6 May 2016

Learn to paint & illustrate fantastic flowers & plants. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.  

Friday 6 May 2016

Early morning in spring is a feast for the senses at Kingcombe. Booking essential.

Friday 6 May 2016 - Sunday 8 May 2016

Improve your skills through watching, listening & using the latest app technology to build your knowledge in the field, with expert Edward Jackson.  Pre-booking essential.

Saturday 7 May 2016

Learn about the identification & ecology of British small mammals including shrews, mice, voles & dormice & how to survey them, with Simone Bullion. Pre-booking essential.

Learn more about the amazing birds who call Lorton Meadows their home.

Join us at the best rockpooling site in Dorset.  Short walk involved.

Sunday 8 May 2016

Learn more about the amazing birds who call Lorton Meadows their home.

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

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Join DWT Poole Group for an evening walk to observe nesting mute swans at Holes Bay and Upton Country Park. 

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Join us for a Dawn Chorus Walk at Bere Marsh Farm (nr Child Okeford) followed by farmhouse breakfast. Booking essential.

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

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

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

Thursday 12 May 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 regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Saturday 14 May 2016

For more info & to book, email seasearch@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk. Seasearch Event.

Join us for a Dawn Chorus Walk at Bere Marsh Farm (nr Child Okeford) followed by farmhouse breakfast. Booking essential.

Join us for training and learn how to identify riverfly groups to help monitor the health of rivers. 

Join Katie for this adult wildlife gardening workshop at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Corfe Mullen

Have a go at pond dipping & discover the amazing underwater world of diving beetles, newts & nymphs. Booking essential.

Find out about Barnes Wallis, the bouncing bomb in the Fleet & Dambuster Flight Lieutenant John ‘Hoppy’ Hopgood, from niece & author Jenny Elmes. Booking essential.

Sunday 15 May 2016

For more info & to book, email seasearch@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk Seasearch Event

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Rob Laughton from Opticron will be on hand at the Chesil Beach Centre to give expert advice on optics such as binoculars and telescopes.

A guided walk with local naturalist Sean Foote looking at the birds of Chesil Beach & the Fleet Lagoon.

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Join DWT staff and Gary Powell from ARC (Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) looking for reptiles at Lytchett Bay. 

Meet at Visitor Centre (map ref. SZ 172908).  Cost £3 per person.  

Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne. 

Thursday 19 May 2016

Discover your inner artist with a drawing workshop led by Julie Herring. Based at Dorset Wildlife trust's Urban Wildlife Centre. Booking essential.

An illustrated talk by Pete Durnell, Reserve Warden.

Saturday 21 May 2016

Find out more about the fascinating flowers that thrive on Chesil Beach. From wild vegetables to sea pinks, this is a great introduction to local flora.  

Sunday 22 May 2016

We hope to see some of the early butterflies, including Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak & first brood Adonis Blue & Brown Argus as well as a range of spring flowers. 

Join a guided walk with local naturalist Sean Foote to discover the wonderful wildflowers of Lorton Meadows.

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Wednesday 25 May 2016

For more info or to book contact Charlotte Bolton warriorwomble@gmail.com  Seasearch Event

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

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

Thursday 26 May 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

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

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

Saturday 28 May 2016 - Sunday 5 June 2016

A week of walks & activities exploring the wonderful wildflowers of Dorset.

Saturday 28 May 2016 - Sunday 12 June 2016

Dorset Art Weeks is one of the largest Open Studio Events in the country and this year you'll be able to see a collection of artists exhibiting their work at The Kingcombe Centre in West Dorset and at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre. 

Family activities available at Kingcombe during Dorset Arts Weeks.  See www.kingcombe.com or tel. 01300 320684 for more information. 

Saturday 28 May 2016

Come and celebrate Shaftesbury becoming a 'bee friendly' town with talks, walks and games. 

A guided walk at St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch organised by Dorset Flora Group and led by a local naturalist. Booking essential.

A guided walk at Coward's Marsh, Christchurch organised by Dorset Flora Group and led by a local naturalist. Booking essential,

Sunday 29 May 2016

Join the Urban team of the Dorset Wildlife Trust on a regular work party on DWT Upton Heath

Come and see the flowers of downland & scrub edges. Some steep areas. 

Come and see the flora of interesting sites. Some steep slopes and uneven surfaces.

Discover more about the tiny world of minibeasts. Booking essential.

A walk along the beach with local botanical expert, Bryan Edwards, looking at the specialist plants that thrive in this coastal habitat. The ‘Portland Pinks’ should be out making a spectacular show, don’t forget your camera!  

Monday 30 May 2016

Kilwood Reserve has deep pools, mature oaks & mixed wet woodland & small flower rich meadows. Then a half mile walk to Stonehill Down Reserve for downland flowers.

A walk with experts Jim White & Maurits Fontein at this woodland/pools and flower rich grassland

Kids, do you love the outdoors?  Become a seashore superhero & learn how to protect our local wildlife by completing a series of challenges to become your own masked hero! Booking essential.

Join us for a guided walk through our wonderful wildflower meadows in search of beautiful butterflies

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust at Upton Country Park to explore the woods, play woodland games and make Forest School crafts to take home.

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

Have a go at pond dipping & discover the amazing underwater world of diving beetles, newts & nymphs. Booking essential.

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust at Upton Country Park to explore the woods, play woodland games and make Forest School crafts to take home.

Species rich neutral hay meadow, ancient woodland assemblage along hedgerow, both sloped. Then a visit to wet woodland for those who can cope with challenging terrain.

Meet at 9.15pm at the south end of Rhododendron Mile (map ref. SY 742917).  Almost no walking involved.  Further info from: Allan Reese 01305 269912 (or email: allan@eurolyme.co.uk)   

Wednesday 1 June 2016

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

Discover the wildlife of Ferndown Common, part of The Great Heath Living Landscape, with Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (ARC) & DWT. 

A walk through the reserve, taking in some of Dorset’s finest hay meadows & pasture, looking at the flowers & hearing folklore & history.  

Make ocean-themed crafts to take home! 

Make ocean-themed crafts to take home! 

Expore the wildflowers of Lorton meadows with a meadow walk. 

Thursday 2 June 2016

Drawing workshop for families with artist Julie Herring in the wild world of The Great Heath. Based at Dorset Wildlife Trust's Urban Wildlife Centre. Booking essential.

Drawing workshop for families with artist Julie Herring in the wild world of The Great Heath. 

A guided walk at Corfe Mullen Meadows, organised by Dorset Flora Group and led by a local naturalist. Booking essential.

Walk around Corfe Mullen meadows, managed tradionally for hay. 

Search for butterflies in our wildflower meadows, how many different ones will you see?

An afternoon walk to Challow Hill (near Corfe Castle) led by Ted Pratt. 

A guided nightjar walk on Arne RSPB nature reserve.            

 

Saturday 4 June 2016

Join DWT staff and local dragonfly expert Andrew Brown, looking for dragonflies at Stour Valley nature reserve.  

Immerse yourself at Kingcombe in the sounds of nature & the land at dusk, creating a unique soundscape with artist Richard Povall before heading back for dinner.

Join us at Lorton Meadows for a day packed with wild family activities & explore your local nature reserve.

Join us for some eco-crabbing at the Kimmeridge Marine Centre. 

Join conservationist & folklore enthusiast Nick Gray on a guided walk around the famed wildlflower meadows. 

Sunday 5 June 2016

 A guided walk through rich & varied grassland & woodland.

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

How many species can we find in the rockpools at Kimmeridge? Help discover seashore animals for our Bioblitz at this free event.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Wednesday 8 June 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 9 June 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 regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Join DWT staff at the Urban Wildlife Centre to look for Moths. 

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Sunday 19 June 2016

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Wednesday 22 June 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 23 June 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Sunday 26 June 2016

Join the Urban team of the Dorset Wildlife Trust on a regular work party on DWT Upton Heath

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

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