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    Friday 24 September

    Conservation Work Day

    Portland Sites

    COVID-19 Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation advance booking is now essential. Please see our event booking information for further details.

    The Dorset branch of Butterfly Conservation and EuCAN will be collaborating this season with the Dorset Wildlife Trust on tasks on a variety of sites on Portland on the second and last Fridays of each month from 10.00 am.  As the meeting places will vary, please contact James Cartwright  [email protected] for details of today's task. Contact [email protected] /tel: 07981 776767 for details of the task on the second Fridays.

  • Contact: James Cartwright
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Meeting point:

    Sunday 26 September

    Conservation Work Day

    Lydlinch, North Dorset

    COVID-19 Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation advance booking is now essential. Please see our event booking information for further details.

    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
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  • Email: [email protected]
  • 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
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  • Postcode: DT10 2JD
  • Map

    Thursday 30 September

    Volunteer Work Party

    Holwell Drove, North Dorset

    COVID-19 Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation advance booking is now essential. Please see our event booking information for further details.

    We will be working with Ryewater Nursery and EuCAN volunteers to cut and spread green hay full of seeds to improve this area of grassland and will also be collecting wildflower seed for use elsewhere. This is a very interesting site with a fantastic display of Devil's-bit Scabious at the eastern end and some very good butterfly species. We are hoping the Devil's-bit seed will be ripe in time for this task. The receptor area has been recently cut for hay so should be in good condition to receive further wildflower seed. Meet at the point marked on the google map for a 10am start. This task will probably only take a few hours. Bring your own gloves and refreshments - and lunch in case it takes longer than we thought. Also bring a plastic box to collect seed into. Wellies recommended.

  • Contact: Nigel Spring
  • Phone: 07981 776767
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  • Email: [email protected]
  • Meeting point: Meet on Holwell Drove, 1 km west of Holwell - see Google map reference https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&hl=en&mid=1xoCbxuxVpQl05XfAxxcr6SdnRkjcYUum&ll=50.89214979312975%2C-2.43675243812312&z=18
  • Grid ref.: ST692103
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    Map

    Friday 8 October

    Conservation Work Day

    Portland Sites

    COVID-19 Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation advance booking is now essential. Please see our event booking information for further details.

    The Dorset branch of Butterfly Conservation and EuCAN will be collaborating this season with the Dorset Wildlife Trust on tasks on a variety of sites on Portland on the second and last Fridays of each month from 10.00 am.  The meeting places will vary, so please contact [email protected] /tel: 07981 776767 for further information about today's task. For details of the task on the last Fridays, contact [email protected]

  • Contact: Nigel Spring
  • Phone: 07981 776767
  •   
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Meeting point:

    Sunday 24 October

    Conservation Work Day

    Lydlinch Common, North Dorset

    COVID-19 Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation advance booking is now essential. Please see our event booking information for further details.

    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
  • Map

    Friday 29 October

    Conservation Work Day

    Portland Sites

    COVID-19 Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation advance booking is now essential. Please see our event booking information for further details.

    he Dorset branch of Butterfly Conservation and EuCAN will be collaborating this season with the Dorset Wildlife Trust on tasks on a variety of sites on Portland on the second and last Fridays of each month from 10.00 am.  As the meeting places will vary, please contact James Cartwright  [email protected] for details of today's task. Contact [email protected] /tel: 07981 776767 for details of the task on the second Fridays.

  • Contact: James Cartwright
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Meeting point:

    Friday 12 November

    Conservation Work Day

    Portland Sites

    COVID-19 Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation advance booking is now essential. Please see our event booking information for further details.

    The Dorset branch of Butterfly Conservation and EuCAN will be collaborating this season with the Dorset Wildlife Trust on tasks on a variety of sites on Portland on the second and last Fridays of each month from 10.00 am.  The meeting places will vary, so please contact [email protected] /tel: 07981 776767 for further information about today's task. For details of the task on the last Fridays, contact [email protected]

  • Contact: Nigel Spring
  • Phone: 07981 776767
  •   
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Meeting point: