JANUARY events with Dorset Wildlife Trust include three of the popular Brownsea Bird Boat trips to the island and around Poole Harbour. For details of volunteering opportunities with the conservation charity, visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-do/volunteering
Sunday 26th – Brownsea Bird Boats, 9am to 1pm, joint event run by DWT, National Trust and the RSPB; landing on Brownsea Island and cruise around the harbour when the island is closed to the public. Book online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk or phone 0344 249 1895.
Pictured: Wildlife experts can advise on providing homes and shelter for hedgehogs, photograph by Gillian Day; a perfect wintry scene near Evershot.