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 clean nestboxes and bird feeders
Nestboxes can harbour parasites so it is good practice to take them down at the end of the season and give them a clean. Likewise it is…
How to build a bat box
Build your own bat box and give a bat a safe place to roost.
How to conserve water
If we all do our part in conserving precious water supplies, we can make a huge difference for the environment.
How to make a bee hotel
Solitary bees are important pollinators and a gardener’s friend. Help them by building a bee hotel for your home or garden and watch…
How to attract hedgehogs and badgers
Putting out a bit of food can help see mammals like hedgehogs through colder spells.
How to do companion planting
Grow plants that help each other! Maximise your garden for you and for wildlife using this planting technique.