Dorset Wildlife Trust is asking nature enthusiasts to become true ‘wildlife lovers’ in 2012 by spreading a little wild love this Valentine’s Day. When a box of chocolates and a bunch of roses just won’t do for your special someone, you can now adopt a fluffy red squirrel or an adorable dormouse for a very special Valentine’s gift.
Membership Administrators Elaine King and Debra Keen at Dorset Wildlife Trust would like nothing better for their Valentine’s Day surprise. Elaine said: “Wildlife adoptions are a fantastic idea if you want to give something a bit different from flowers or chocolate. It is also a great way to ensure a future for Dorset‘s beautiful wildlife. Not only will your loved one get a thoughtful gift, you will be supporting local wildlife too.”
Give something a bit different
Debra added “You can choose from a Brownsea Island red squirrel or a Dorset dormouse, and included in your adoption pack you get all sorts of goodies like cuddly toys and books, as well as a personalised certificate. It is hard to choose, but I can’t imagine any wildlife lover not enjoying one of our adoptions for Valentines!”
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Adoptions are ideal for a quirky gift for your special wildlife lover, as not only do you get a personalised adoption certificate, you will also get a gift pack with choice of goodies such as cuddly toys, mouse mats, books and stationery, plus a photo of your chosen adopted creature. Wildlife adoptions allow Dorset Wildlife Trust to further its conservation work in protecting these rare species by managing habitats like Brownsea Island, increasing public awareness and putting up dormice boxes to learn more about their habitat preferences.
Red squirrel adoptions, which are supported by John Lewis Partnership, can be bought at £18 for a year (to include a cuddly squirrel), and dormice adoptions are £15 for the year. Ring 01305 264620 for more information about Wildlife Adoptions or DWT membership, or visit our adoption pages.
You can also send a virtual valentine’s day card with our free e-card, as well as joining in on Facebook and Twitter with our WildLove banners and avatars at our website.
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact the membership department at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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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.
Dorset Wildlife Trust's free Valentine's Day card
Red squirrel - Stewart Canham
Dormouse - Tom Chalmers