Thanks to the outstanding grant of £2.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and £2 million from local fundraising, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) and its partners have now purchased 20 lots (almost 1500 acres) of outstanding wildlife habitat as part of the major new conservation project in east Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch, ‘The Great Heath Living Landscape’.
Here's a round-up of marine wildlife to look out for in April.
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted that Broadstone Art Society has chosen to support a major new project the Trust is leading on, ‘The Great Heath Living Landscape’, for their art exhibition this spring by displaying paintings inspired by heathland in Dorset.
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) will be supporting a campaign to review the protection for environmentally important grasslands across the UK, which includes one of Dorset’s few remaining large areas of grassland.
Following the announcement made by MP Owen Paterson, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is pleased that the Government’s badger culling policy is not currently being rolled out to further areas in the UK, including Dorset.
As spring changes the sights and sounds of Dorset’s landscape, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to host the 16th Walk for Wildlife on Sunday 13th April 2014.
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve has been used as inspiration for the art exhibition ‘Approaches to Kingcombe’, which is being displayed by local artists as part of the Dorset AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) ‘Drawing Inspiration Project’.
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has some egg-citing events for children to get their teeth into this Easter with a jam-packed programme of wildlife-themed activities for all ages at our Lorton, Kingcombe, Chesil and Kimmeridge visitor centres in Dorset.
The Kingcombe Education Centre, which sits on the beautifully unspoilt Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in Toller Porcorum, Dorset, has added Painting Summer Plants in Watercolour to its line-up of residential and day courses for 2014.
Wildlife urgently need space in the gardens of Dorset and the launch of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) Wildlife Friendly Gardening Competition aims to recognise those who make a contribution to wildlife in even the smallest of gardens.