It’s time to get Wild About Parkstone this summer, as Dorset Wildlife Trust shows you how to discover just how much wildlife there is on your doorstep. With mini-beast walks, arts and crafts, building a giant hawkmoth and an amazing tombola with all sorts of prizes to be won, this free family event will be a day to entertain everyone.
Whats happening on the day?
Amanda Broom, Conservation Officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said “We really want to open people’s eyes to the wildlife around them, in their gardens and on their doorsteps. It doesn’t matter where you live, even if you are right in the middle of town, there will be amazing wildlife all around you. This is going to be a really hands on event so kids will love it.”
Activities on the day include live music, art and storytelling, as well as tombola with prizes such as tickets to Marwell Zoo and other local attractions. The ‘Hi-Tech Wild-Trek trailer’ will also be attending the event, bringing along a mobile ecology lab that lets you get up close to mini-beasts and make them into monsters! There will be information on wildlife gardening as well as other local wildlife organisations joining in on the day.
How can I join in?
Wild About Parkstone is at Ashley Cross Green, Parkstone on Saturday 23rd July from 10.30am to 3.30pm. This event is free and for all of the family. For more information please contact Amanda Broom on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 642780.
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For more information please contact Nicky Hoar at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life 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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There are 47 individual Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the UK and the Isle of Man and Alderney. All are working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone. We have more than 800,000 members including 150,000 members of our junior branch Wildlife Watch. Our vision is to create A Living Landscape and secure Living Seas. We manage around 2,300 nature reserves and every year we advise thousands of landowners and organisations on how to manage their land for wildlife. We also run marine conservation projects around the UK, collecting vital data on the state of our seas and celebrating our amazing marine wildlife. Every year we work with thousands of schools and our nature reserves and visitor centres receive millions of visitors. Each Wildlife Trust is working within its local communities to inspire people about the future of their area: their own Living Landscapes and Living Seas.