As the weather warms the countryside, signs of spring can be seen everywhere and there is no need to miss out even if you are stuck at home. Dorset Wildlife Trust is bringing the wildlife to you with its latest Podcast release, taking you on a guided tour of Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve.
What is the Podcast about?
Kerry Staddon, Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Communications Assistant and Podcast Producer, said: “Kingcombe Meadows is one of our Jewels in the Crown sites for a good reason; there is so much to see and experience, and it is a stunning reserve. I can tell how passionate the staff are about the site, I had a hard time keeping this episode short!”
The Podcast explores the meadows with staff Emily Newton, Grazing Animals Officer, and Nick Gray, Pastures New Advisor, and gives a taste of what you can find on the idyllic west Dorset reserve, set in a peaceful valley alive with birdsong, wild flowers and butterflies.
Kerry added: “Not only is Kingcombe a fantastic place for a spring walk but our Kingcombe Centre runs courses on just about anything to do with nature and wildlife. From retreats to mammal courses, painting, birdsong and bee keeping lessons, there really is something for everyone. I hope people enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it.”
Where can I listen to it?
The Dorset Wildlife Trust Podcast is now available at http://dorsetwildlifetrust.podbean.com/ and you can subscribe via the itunes store by searching for ‘Dorset Wildlife Trust’. If you don’t have an ipod you can still listen to the podcast here. All you need is a computer with sound.
If after listening to the Podcast you want to explore further, Kingcombe Meadows is open every day, with refreshments available at the Kingcombe Centre’s Conservatory Café, Lower Kingcombe, near Toller Porcorum. There is also an opportunity to take a guided tour around the reserve and Kingcombe Centre on 4th June at 2pm.
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Nicky Hoar at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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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.
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