|Dorset Wildlife Trust has unveiled a stunning collection of images by amateur photographers for its 2012 Calendar. ‘Dorset Moments’ contains astonishing new photos, all captured in Dorset by volunteers and members of DWT, who have donated their pictures to support the county’s wildlife.
Fiona Sansom, Supporter Development Manager at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “We are indebted to the many amateur photographers who donate their photos to us every year, allowing us to spend more money on our conservation work, so we decided to showcase the very best in our 2012 calendar. We are thrilled with the results and have no doubt that ‘Dorset Moments’ captures the essence of the county and reflects the love for wildlife shared by the people of Dorset.”
Let us be the judge!
Views from the 2012 calendar range from crashing waves at Kimmeridge, or orchids at Kingcombe Meadows, to intimate views of wildlife in its natural habitat. Stewart Canham, from Gillingham, is a DWT member and Chairman of the Trust’s Photographic and Video Group. He took several of this year’s photos, including October’s water vole and February’s waxwing, both taken around his home town. Stewart said: “We are always looking for images for all of our publications, and whenever I speak to people about letting us have photos I always seem to get the same reply: ‘Oh mine aren't good enough’ well, let us be the judge of that! I see a lot of very good quality images from all sorts of cameras that would be excellent for DWT to use, so please just send them in, either landscapes or wildlife images. If you would like to learn more about using your camera, then think about joining our Photographic Group, as we have indoor meetings as well as monthly field trips.”
The ‘Dorset Moments’ 2012 calendar costs £5 and is available by phoning 01305 264620 and from most Dorset Tourist Information Centres.
For more information about Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Photographic and Video Group, visit our Things To Do page.
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Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
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.
Dorset Moments 2012 Cover - Dormouse by David Kjaer
February - Waxwing by Stewart Canham
March - early purple orchids at Kingcome Meadows nature reserve by Martin Hazeldine