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Events & activities autumn / winter 2015
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Lookering Training


28 October

10.30am - 2pm

Upton Heath

Help keep an eye on the livestock within The Great Heath!

If you regularly walk the East Dorset heathland sites Dorset Wildlife Trust invites you to attend a training session in livestock health & welfare and to try your hand at checking cattle at Upton Heath under the guidance of Dorset Urban Heaths Grazing Partnership’s Gary Clarke. It takes place at Beacon Hill Urban Wildlife Centre at 10.30am, with a 2 hour walk onto Upton Heath (bring lunch and sturdy footwear) and plan to finish at 2pm.

Full details at www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/Lookering%20Training

Booking essential - please contact Sally Wright to book onto the course 01202 692 033 or email swright@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk.

Wildlife Gardening Workshop


31 October

10am - 1pm

Urban Wildlife Centre, Wimborne

As part of Wild About Gardens week join Dorset Wildlife Trust to learn the basics of wildlife gardening and then make your own creative feature. £5 per adult to cover cost of materials. Booking essential - for details please visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/iqs/dbitemid.3232/sfa.view/the_great_heath_events.html

Poole Park Life


10 November


Carter Community School

Poole Park Life a presentation by our own Martin Whitchurch about Poole Park & the plans to regenerate the park as a better place for people & wildlife.

7.30pm at Carter Community School Blandford Close Poole BH15 4BQ.

Full project details at pooleprojects.net/poole-park-life

Holes Bay Walk for National Wetland Weekend


22 November

10am - 2pm

Poole Harbour Trail

Celebrate National Wetland Weekend with Dorset Wildlife Trust on this 5.5 mile circular walk on the Poole Harbour Trail, with snippets of history, a fuel stop at Upton Country Park and free walks pack. Suggested donation £3. Booking essential - for details please visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/Holes-Bay-Walk

The Poole Harbour Catchment Initiative


08 December


Carter Community School

A presentation by Nicola Hopkins from Wessex Water about how this important initiative supports healthy rivers and groundwater and improvements to biodiversity within the catchment.

7.30pm at Carter Community School Blandford Close Poole BH15 4BQ.

Project details at www.wessexwater.co.uk

Winter Birds of Poole Harbour


19 December

9am - 12 noon

Holes Bay Nature Park

Discover the wonders of winter bird watching at Poole Harbour with a walk in the Holes Bay Nature Park. Led by The Great Heath Living Landscape team and Birds of Poole Harbour. £3 to include a festive mince pie. Booking essential - for details please visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/iqs/dbitemid.3237/sfa.view/the_great_heath_events.html

Holes Bay Day


30 December

10am - 3pm

Upton Country Park & Holes Bay

Join the Dorset Wildlife Trust Poole Group for the Holes Bay Day - enjoy a Holes Bay stroll, and a chat about the natural history we encounter on the way to Poole to take refreshments before returning to Upton House.

Please wear suitable clothes, bring binoculars and a sense of adventure! Meet at Upton House car park at 10am.

Love Dogs… Love Nature

Dorset Dogs is a partnership of land managers promoting responsible dog ownership in Dorset. At present the main emphasis is on heathland, but work is carried out on other habitats when time and money allows. For full details visit www.dorsetdogs.org.uk