Things to do
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Get involved with great activities around Dorset or in your back garden. You can discover more with our ideas below or visit our friends the Dorset Local Nature Partnership for wellbeing activities here.
More things to do
Come along to any of our wildlife events, and learn more about the amazing wildlife around you.
Early Summer Butterflies and Moths
Discover the diversity of early summer butterflies and moths across Dorset’s famed landscape of chalk downlands, pastures, woodlands and…
Bees and Wildlife Gardening
An illustrated talk by Brigit Strawbridge, Dorset Wildlife Trust's "Make Wildlife Welcome" hero and bee friendly gardener…
Chocolate Making Workshop
This chocolate Artistry workshop will enable you to create your own colourful chocolates each with delicious fillings just in time for…
West Dorset Volunteer Work Party
Come and join us for some practical management tasks.
Urban Wildlife Volunteers
Practical conservation work.
Lorton Volunteers Conservation Task
Join us for our fortnightly practical tasks at Lorton Meadows reserve, restoring habitats for local wildlife.
Ways you can help wildlife
How to build a bat box
Build your own bat box and give a bat a safe place to roost.
How to provide bushes for nesting birds
In the spring, birds choose the best locations to build nests, so why not offer them a safe place to settle?
How to create a mini pond
Even a small pond can be home to an interesting range
of wildlife, including damsel and dragonflies,
frogs and newts.
How to clean nestboxes and bird feeders
Nestboxes can harbour parasites so it is good practice to take them down at the end of the season and give them a clean. Likewise it is…
How to make a new build garden for wildlife
Use the blank canvas of your new build garden to make your new home a home for wildlife too!
How to create a herb garden for wildlife
Planting herbs will attract important pollinators into your garden, which will, in turn, attract birds and small mammals looking for a…