Dorset Wildlife Trust in July

HIGH summer is a busy time for Dorset Wildlife Trust, with talks, walks, and special events, activities for children, and working parties for volunteers. For details of volunteering opportunities, visit

Wednesday 24th – Wildflower walk, myths and magic – let wildflower expert Nick Grey take you on a tour of Kingcombe reserve and explain the myths and magic behind some of our most iconic wildflowers. Followed by dinner. Day course

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th – Macro photography workshop; see Friday 5th.

Sunday 28th – Life-cycle of dragonflies, 10.30am – 2pm; a walk across Upton Heath to spot adult damselflies and dragonflies on the wing, followed by a pond dipping session. Meet at Upton Heath Nature Reserve end of Longmeadow Lane. Contact

Monday 29th – Get Dorset Buzzing roadshow, Poole, 10am – 2pm. Have fun finding out how to help our pollinators keep buzzing at the Eco-hub in Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre. More information 01202 692033 or email

Pictured: Kingfisher, photograph by Paul Williams.