Events diary

Walks, talks, work parties and other activities in the Dorset area

Sunday 30 September

Conservation Work Day  

Lydlinch, North Dorset

Lydlinch is part of an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary. Conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site. 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.

Contact: Colin Burningham   Phone: 01935 873219 or 07849 921594

Meeting point: Meet 10.00 am and park in the lay-by outside the village on the north side of the A357 near the turning to Sherborne.
Grid ref.: ST737137   Postcode: DT10 2JD

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Sunday 14 October

Conservation Action Day  

Lankham Bottom Butterfly Reserve

We continue the task of gorse and thorn scrub clearance on this important downland reserve between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm. There will be a bonfire with hot drinks and cake for refreshment.

Contact: Nigel Spring   Phone: 07981 776767
Email: nigelspring@yahoo.co.uk

Meeting point: 9.30 am. The reserve entrance is off the minor road from Cattistock to the A37 about ½ mile from the A37. Park inside the metal gate.
Grid ref.: ST606004

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Sunday 28 October

Conservation Work Day  

Lydlinch Common, North Dorset

Lydlinch is part of an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary, and conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site. From 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.

Contact: Colin Burningham   Phone: 01935 873219 or 07849 921594.

Meeting point: Meet and park in the lay-by just outside the village on the north side of the A357 near the turning to Sherborne, map reference ST 737137.
Grid ref.: ST737137   Postcode: DT10 2JD

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Saturday 10 November

Conservation Action Day  

Broadcroft Quarry Reserve

We shall be working on the regular tasks of grass and clematis/bramble/scrub cutting and would appreciate any additional help available! Hot drinks and cake can be provided but bring your own gloves, mug and a packed lunch. Broadcroft Quarry was the county's first Butterfly Reserve. An impressive colony of Silver-studded Blues can be found in this quarry reserve and much of the practical management work is aimed at improving the habitats for this species.

Contact: Nigel Spring   Phone: 07981 776767
Email: nigelspring@yahoo.co.uk

Meeting point: For Broadcroft Quarry Reserve, turn left off Easton Road onto Grove Road and about 100 yards on the right (Opposite Portland Football Club) is a track which leads to the car park
Grid ref.: SY695723   Postcode: DT5 1BZ

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