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.
Gardening for Wildlife with Kate Bradbury
Expert advice on how you can welcome wildlife into your garden.
Opticron Optics Day
Get expert advice and try out a large range of binoculars & scopes from Opticron whilst viewing the spectacular wildlife of Chesil…
Nature Walk at Badbury Rings
A scenic walk observing wildflowers and orchids at the Badbury Rings nature reserve.
The Wonderful World of Wildflowers
Discover the wonderful world of wildflowers with expert Nick Gray from Dorset Wildlife Trust.
Great Dorset Beach Clean at Chesil
Borrow some litter pickers and carry out your own self-led beach clean on Chesil as part of the Great Dorset Beach Clean 2021.
Dorset Wildlife Art Exhibition for Dorset Art Weeks
Join us at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre for this exhibition inspired by the incredible wildlife and beautiful natural…
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 feed birds in your garden
Find out how to attract birds into your garden all year round.
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 make a shrub garden for wildlife
Woody shrubs and climbers provide food for wildlife, including berries, fruits, seeds, nuts leaves and nectar-rich flowers. So why not…
How to help wildlife at work
Attracting wildlife to your work will help improve their environment – and yours!
How to make a bee hotel
Solitary bees are important pollinators and a gardener’s friend. Help them by building a bee hotel for your home or garden and watch…