2012 News Archive and Older
Lack of water is a serious worry in Dorset this year. Dorset Wildlife Trust is concerned about the effects of the prolonged dry spell on a wide range wildlife that depends on rivers, ponds and wetland habitats.
Following last June’s massive fire, which devastated a third of Upton Heath, hundreds of volunteers turned out to help Dorset Wildlife Trust in an unprecedented reptile rescue operation.
The wonders of Dorset’s unique Fleet lagoon are being opened up for all, with a new season of boat trips at the Chesil Bank nature reserve.
This year, Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre is upholding its tradition of the Wednesday afternoon guided walks around the 450 acres of unspoilt nature reserve, buzzing with wildlife.
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre is encouraging people to enjoy more than just chocolate this Easter with events that combine fun and families with nature and chocolate!
Following last summer’s devastating fire on Upton Heath, local volunteers are taking direct action to protect the wildlife haven.
A recent letter from Oliver Letwin MP praising the work of the Wildlife Trusts has been published in the Western Gazette - Wildlife Trust's work sows a worthy legacy.
|| Wednesday 28th March 2012|
An original work of art created by singer Cat Stevens for Dorset’s wildlife has raised £800 this month at the Moreton Charity Ball.
Dorset Wildlife Trust is celebrating the return of the popular live “RaptorCams” this month, as they have now been re-occupied by nesting pairs of barn and tawny owls, both of which are already sitting on eggs and being watched live by viewers from all over the globe.
A rare great crested newt has been found this week at Brooklands Farm, headquarters of Dorset Wildlife Trust; this is only the second ever recording of this species on the site, highlighting its scarcity.