Events diary

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

Friday 25 August

Guided Walk - Osmington  

Osmington, East of Weymouth

A downland and country lane walk on which we should find at least 15 species of butterfly. The targets will include Adonis Blue and Wall. There is a choice to return to the start making a 2 hour walk or then have a picnic lunch if you wish to continue to make a total of 4½ hours walking and watching. Children are very welcome.

Contact: Colin Burningham   Phone: 01935 873219 or 07849 921594

Meeting point: Meet at 11.00 am outside Osmington church.
Grid ref.: SY725829

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Saturday 26 August -
Sunday 27 August

Oak Fair  

Stock Gaylard Park

Stock Gaylard Estate is a small traditional country estate just over 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 8 miles from Sherborne. This is a 2-day fair. Come and find us on Conservation Row where we will have a display of butterflies and moths, children’s activities and sales. The Stock Gaylard Estate does have a website where you can find out more - search on "Stock Gaylard Oak Fair".

Contact: Colin Burningham   Phone: 01935 873219 or 07849 921594

Meeting point: Follow local signs.
Postcode: DT10 2BG

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Sunday 3 September

Dorset County Show  

Dorchester Showground

Come and find us in the Bee Tent at the top of the field, and visit our Information and Display Stall at this busy show. Children’s activities, live moths and sales.

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

Meeting point: Off the B3163. Follow local signs.
Postcode: DT2 7SD

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Sunday 3 September

Guided Walk - Winspit  

Worth Matravers, Purbeck

A pleasant coastal walk for late butterflies and migrating birds. Wear stout footwear and bring packed lunch. Steep in places.

Contact: Bernard Franklin   Phone: 07711 304412

Meeting point: Meet 11.00 am at Worth Matravers car park.
Grid ref.: SY974776

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Sunday 24 September

Conservation Work Day  

Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve

Continuing the woodland and scrub management work to improve our wildlife habitats. There will be a bonfire with hot drinks and cake for refreshment. Join us if you can between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Contact: Nigel Spring   Phone: 01963 23559 or 07981 776767
Email: nigelspring@yahoo.co.uk

Meeting point: 10.00 am at Reserve entrance on the road from Hazelbury Bryan to Kings Stag, beside the Hazelbury Bryan village sign and 30 mph sign. Park on the wide straight road verge, well away from the dangerous bend.
Grid ref.: ST736100

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Sunday 1 October

Conservation Work Day  

Lydlinch, 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.

Contact: Colin Burningham   Phone: 01935 873219 or 07849 921594

Meeting point: 10.00 am. Park in the lay-by just outside the village on the Sherborne to Sturminster road.
Grid ref.: ST736137

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Sunday 15 October

Conservation Action Day  

Lankham Bottom Butterfly Reserve

We continue the task of gorse and thorn scrub clearance on this important downland reserve between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. There will be a bonfire with hot drinks and cake for refreshment.

Contact: Nigel Spring   Phone: 01963 23559 or 07981 776767
Email: nigelspring@yahoo.co.uk

Meeting point: 10.00 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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