You can wake up to wildlife every day with the 2013 ‘Dorset Wildlife and Wild Places’ calendar, featuring stunning new photographs taken by volunteers and members of Dorset Wildlife Trust.
From a spectacular sunrise over Brownsea Island’s lagoon an internationally important site for waders such as the black-tailed godwit and spoonbill to a seaside sunset view from Kimmeridge Bay with its world renowned geology reflected in its marine biodiversity, the seasons are captured beautifully, and with each turn of the calendar’s page you’ll find images that truly reflect Dorset’s status as one of the richest counties for wildlife.
Interspersed are stories of the people who have helped make this calendar and the conservation work of the wildlife charity possible
Volunteers have chosen either a wildlife experience or a wildlife location and tell why it is important to them. They range from amateur photographers who kindly donated their images for the 2013 calendar to people who have volunteered for DWT in many different capacities and represent the huge amount of work that dedicated volunteers carry out on behalf of Dorset’s wildlife each year.
Steve Davis, Volunteering Programme Manager at Dorset Wildlife Trust, whose image of sunrise taken from Brownsea Island features for November, said: “It is great to see the support of our volunteers being recognised in the 2013 Calendar. Our volunteers are an integral and extremely valuable part of who we are and what we do, bringing skills and experience by the bucket-load along with a willingness to get stuck in, no matter how wet, muddy or indeed laborious the tasks may be! If you are inspired by what you see and would like to get involved, why not consider volunteering with us?”
The ‘Dorset Wildlife & Wild Places’ 2013 calendar costs £6 plus £1 P&P and is available here or by phoning 01305 264620 or from most Dorset Tourist Information Centres.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust is part of the Natural Weymouth and Portland Partnership; connecting people with nature
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.