Springwatch back on our screens in 2011
After the Springwatch Easter Special, broadcast from the Portland Bill Bird Observatory in Dorset, wildlife fans will be pleased to know that Springwatch returns to our TV screens from Monday 30th May 2011 in its normal timeslot of 8pm on BBC2 for three wonderful wildlife weeks.
We've no doubt presenters Kate Humble and Chris Packham will be bringing us all the best wildlife from around the UK. You can catch up with all the latest from the programme at the BBC Springwatch website
Wonderful Welsh wildlife
This years series will be based in Wales. Great news for our Welsh Wildlife Trust friends at the Wildlife Trust of North Wales, Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales and Gwent Wildlife Trust, as well as for Welsh wildlife as a whole!
Do you have mystery wildlife in your garden?
Springwatch presenter, Martin Hughes-Games, wants to know whether you need help with a wildlife mystery? Let him know!
What Dorset has in store this Springwatch-time
There's still plenty of wildlife to see and wildlife events going on in Dorset over the Springwatch period, here's just a taster of a few of things you could do:
- Visit our Springwatch in Dorset page - for a roundup of all the things to do and see this spring in Dorset.
- Do a bit of "Spring-wildlife-watching" at our 2nd Corfe Mullen BioBlitz on the 28th May 2011. An all day free wildlife recording event - come along and join in the fun! Corfe Mullen BioBlitz
- Become a Nature Detective at Lorton Meadows on the 1st June
- Come to the Butterfly Bonanza on Saturday 4th June at Bridport
- Check out our Events Guide for more exciting events during Springwatch
- Wildlife watching made easy! Watch our Barn Owl and Tawny Owl webcams live online from the comfort of your armchair.
- Swift sightings - and I don't mean "quick sightings" I mean "sightings of swifts"! Let us know if you have seen a swift for our Swift Recording Project
- Whether you want to visit all our reserves for our 42 to Do Challenge, raise 50 pounds for us for our 50for50 Challenge, come along to our 50th Anniversary BSO Concert or walk 50 miles in 50 hours for our Jurassic Challenge there's no shortage of things to do in our 50th anniversary year!
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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