Learn more about Dorset's unique habitats, adopt or find out about our native species or have a wildlife question answered, maybe you'd like to take some actions to help wildlife? Our wildlife pages have what you're looking for.
Other ways you can help wildlife
How to build a nesting box for birds
With natural nesting sites in decline, putting a nestbox in your garden can make all the difference to your local birds.
How to create a mini pond
Even a small pond can be home to an interesting range
of wildlife, including damsel and dragonflies,
frogs and newts.
How to build a pond
A wildlife pond is one of the single best features for attracting new wildlife to the garden.
How to attract butterflies to your garden
Provide food for caterpillars and choose nectar-rich plants for butterflies and you’ll have a colourful, fluttering display in your…
How to create a container garden for wildlife
Introduce more wildlife features into a small space using pots and containers
How to do companion planting
Grow plants that help each other! Maximise your garden for you and for wildlife using this planting technique.