We protect Dorset's wildlife and wild places
Together with our 28,000 members, our volunteers and supporters, we are Dorset's largest nature conservation charity. We work to champion wildlife and natural places on our 42 nature reserves and through our work with others.
We need a Nature Recovery Network now
We need a #WilderFuture to allow nature to recover. Sir David Attenborough explains what a Nature Recover Network is and why it's so vital.
£562,400 National Lottery grant awarded to Wild Brownsea Project
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has been awarded a £562,400 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the Wild Brownsea project.…
The State of Nature revealed in new report
The new 2019 State of Nature Report has been published revealing that the amount and distribution of the UK’s species has, on average,…
Get Dorset Buzzing reaches 4,000 pledges and needs more help
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT’s) biggest ever campaign, Get Dorset Buzzing, received its 4,000th pledge at the Dorset County Show earlier…
Help to secure Brownsea Island's future
Bees and Wildlife Gardening
An illustrated talk by Brigit Strawbridge, Dorset Wildlife Trust's "Make Wildlife Welcome" hero and bee friendly gardener…
Reptiles of Dorset
An illustrated talk by Steve Davis, Head of Dorset Wildlife Trust HR & Volunteering, about the reptile species that call Dorset home…
How Do We Make Our Amenity Grasslands Buzz With Life?
A talk by Butterfly Conservation Programme Manager, Dr Phil Sterling.
More wildlife to look out for this summer
Latest blog posts
Intent to act for nature’s recovery needs to be upfront in the Queen’s Speech
The Wildlife Trusts have long called for ambitious new laws that aim to turn this around and put nature into recovery, and we hope the…
Who's moving into your garden this winter?
October has arrived and while we feel the chill of Autumn and the inky night skies drawing in, leaves are ready to burst into warm,…
Autumn has arrived at Brownsea
Now October has arrived, the island is looking ever more autumnal. Fungi is starting to appear on rotten logs and dead trees all over…
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