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Hedgehog ©Tom Marshall

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Together with our 25,000 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.

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Brown Hare Lepus europaeus in Ox-eye Daisies © David Tipling/2020VISION


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Beautiful demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo), River Char, Charmouth, Dorset, England, UK © Guy Edwardes/2020VISION

What is DWT doing during Covid-19?

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Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) at woodland pool © Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

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Boardwalk on Brownsea Island © Nicki Tutton 

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Hornet © Margaret Holland

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