Events diary

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

Wednesday 28 August

The Butterflies of Lulworth  

Bindon Hill, Lulworth

Our series of walks concludes today. Adonis Blue, Grayling, Clouded Yellow and Wall will be among the target species. The walks organised by The Heritage Centre at Lulworth Cove in conjuction with BC. The walk will involve a climb onto Bindon Hill which will be steep in places. The event is free for BC members but pre-booking is advisable as numbers are limited. Charges apply in the large car park next to The Centre. The start time is 11.00 am and it is expected that the walk will last about 2 hours after which you may wish to stay on the hill with lunch or visit The Heritage Centre. For further details and booking ring The Heritage Centre.

Contact: The Heritage Centre   Phone: 01929 400155

Meeting point: The Heritage Centre, Lulworth
Grid ref.: SY822801  


Sunday 1 September

Guided Walk - Winspit  

Worth Matravers, Purbeck

Adonis Blue and Wall are among the target species. Wear stout footwear and bring lunch. The walk will be steep in places.

Contact: Arthur Bryant   Phone: 01747 228252 or 07711 404190 on the day

Meeting point: 11.00 am in the public car park in Worth Matravers
Grid ref.: SY974776  


Sunday 8 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


Sunday 22 September

Conservation Work Day  

Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve

We will be 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

Meeting point: 9.00 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  


Sunday 29 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