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Events & activities summer / autumn 2015
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North Road Wildlife Survey


27 August

10am - 12pm

North Road Playing Field

A chance to help survey and learn about insects and other wildlife at North Road Playing Field with the help of Dorset Wildlife Trust. The event is suitable for all ages, and no prior experience is required. Why not bring a picnic to enjoy in the open space after the event. No booking required but if you would like more information please ring 01202 261368 or email environment@poole.gov.uk

August Bird Ringing Demonstration


29 August

7.30 - 9.30am

Lytchett Bay

A rare chance to see wild birds up really close. See the birds being ringed by the experts of the Stour Ringing Group on the shores of Lytchett Bay, part of The Great Heath Living Landscape. Suggested donation £3. Booking essential - for details please visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/august-bird-ringing

Wildlife at Dunyeats Hill


16 September

10am - 12 noon

Dunyeats Hill, Broadstone

Discover the wildlife of Dunyeats Hill with Dorset Wildlife Trust and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC). More at www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/Wildlife-of-Dunyeats-Hill

Great Dorset Beach Clean - Turlin Moor


19 September

10am - 1pm

Turlin Moor

Spruce up the shoreline - come and help tidy up the Turlin Moor shoreline on this fun day with a barbecue provided! Whether you want to litter pick or paint a wall, come on down and get involved.

Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, and bring along some cake or snacks to share. Barbecue starts at 1.30pm! This event is part of the Great Dorset Beach Clean Weekend.

Great Dorset Beach Clean - Holes Bay


20 September

10.30 - 12.30

Holes Bay

Holes Bay Beach Clean - our famous Great Dorset Beach Clean weekend event, come and litter pick around Holes Bay and see what people are throwing away.

Meet on the cycle way close to the junction with Safety Drive. Wear weather-appropriate clothing.

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

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

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

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