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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.

An outdoor family show celebrating the wildlife of Kingcombe Meadows. 

Be inspired by this fun, family outdoor show celebrating the wildlife of Kingcombe Meadows.  Meet Mr Kingcombe and his two teenage children, Bat Girl and Bee Boy as they share with you the secrets of Kingcombe through a contemporary performance featuring storytelling, puppetry, music and dance.

Monday 25 July 2016

Join us at 'Holme for Gardens' for a fun packed outdoor adventure the whole family will enjoy!

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 our Marine Wardens for a Shore Watch looking out for dolphins, seals and seabirds as part of a national Sea Watch survey. 

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

Learn how to identify riverfly groups for the purposes of monitoring the river health of River Win in this training workshop.

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.

Kingcombe and Toller Porcorum Summer Fayre. An afternoon of fun for adults and children alike in aid of The Kingcombe Centre's new exploration area and our local recreation ground.

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.

Discover the flowers of the Stour Valley with leader Dave Price.

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. There will be music, dancing, a barbeque and an action packed programme of wildlife activities for the whole family. FREE EVENT.

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?

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

Wednesday 10 August 2016

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

Come and help remove Himalayan Balsam in the Gillingham area.

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Get slimy with seaweed! Learn fascinating facts, how to identify seaweeds and have fun pressing them.

Thursday 11 August 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.

An introduction to basic mindfulness techniques in a natural environment.

Discover and explore Lorton Meadows, challenge your imagination- what can you create with a stick- a map, art, an animal?

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

Learn all about super seals.

Friday 12 August 2016

Love the outdoors? Become a seashore superhero and learn how to protect our local wildlife by completing a series of challenges to become your own masked hero!

Saturday 13 August 2016 - Sunday 14 August 2016

Take part in a Seasearch survey dive on the hard boat 'Viper'/ 'Mary Jo'

Saturday 13 August 2016

A chance to see wild birds up close, being ringed by experts of the Stour Ringing Group.

Saturday 13 August 2016 - Friday 19 August 2016

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust for a fun filled week of children's activities at Upton Country Park.

Saturday 13 August 2016

Join us for a walk by the hedges of Lorton and discover the plants and animals that depend on these linear habitats.

Sunday 14 August 2016

Do you know the difference between beautiful bugs and busy beetles?

Monday 15 August 2016

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

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Transform old wellies and shoes into marvellous scupltures using expanding foam, collage and scrimming techniques. 

Have a go at pond dipping and discover the amazing underwater world of diving beetles, newts and nymphs

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Look for us at the carnival procession where we will be celebrating Dorset's local wildlife.

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

Meet at Durlston Castle for a walk exploring 'life in a meadow'. 

Thursday 18 August 2016

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.

Create a felted picture using local sheep's fleece. 

An introduction to basic mindfulness techniques in a natural environment suitable for young people.

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

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

Take a walk around Town Common, led by Robin Harley.

Friday 19 August 2016

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

Saturday 20 August 2016

Join us for a meander through the meadows to discover the management of this 75 hectares nature reserve.

Join us at the best rockpooling site in Dorset.

Sunday 21 August 2016

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

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

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Come and join us for some practical management tasks.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.

Can you be an animal detective and find tracks and signs to discover what lives at Lorton?

Can you be an animal detective & find tracks & signs to discover what lives at Lorton? 

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

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Join DWT staff for a walk and survey of bats at Lytchett Bay nature reserve. 

Discover the bizarre micro-world of plankton with quizzes, fun facts and craft activities for kids.

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.

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