Dorset Wildlife Trust has a treat in store for Mums with its Mothers’ Day guided walk and tea at the beautiful Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve on 18th March.
The guided walk will be a chance to enjoy the sounds and sights of spring around the 450 acre reserve, where an astonishing range of wildlife finds sanctuary. The flagship west Dorset reserve lies in an idyllic valley where nature and man have lived in harmony for generations. Dorset Wildlife Trust continues the traditional practices that have allowed the meadows, woods, stream and ancient lanes to survive, complete with their astonishing richness of wildlife. The reserve, which has featured on BBC TV’s Springwatch, is home to a wide range of butterflies, flowers, birds and mammals, which include roe and fallow deer, wild boar, fox, badger, bats, otters and dormice. Flowers you could see on Mothers Day include primrose, wood anemone, moschatel, lords-and-ladies, dog's mercury, wood-sorrel and the first bluebells.
A special treat for mum
Nick Tomlinson, Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre Manager, said: “Kingcombe is the perfect place for a spring treat for your mum. The nesting birds are singing and early spring flowers are heralding the season at one of the best places in Dorset for wild flowers. A visit to this wonderful valley combined with tea and a glass of fizz is guaranteed to put a spring in your Mum’s step.”
The Mothers’ Day guided walk is on Sunday 18th March at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, near Toller Porcorum, DT2 0EQ, with a choice of starts at 1.30pm or 3.30pm. Cost £10, to include traditional afternoon tea in the Centre’s Conservatory Cafe and a glass of fizz for Mums. Booking is essential; please ring 01300 320684 or visit the Kingcombe website. The Conservatory Cafe is open every weekend from Friday to Sunday plus bank holidays and school holidays 10am to 5pm until November.
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For more information please contact Sophie Franks or Nick Tomlinson at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre on 01300 320684.
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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.
Wood Anemone by Ken Dolbear
Kingcombe cake by Dorset Wildlife Trust