NEW FOR THE 24/25 SEASON
In this talk we explore many of the habitats of Dorset's rolling countryside. Coastal locations include the county's most southerly point, Portland Bill, a great migration watchpoint with seabirds sometimes passing in significant numbers especially in rough weather. In Spring and Autumn lots of migrants pass through the area hence the bird observatory at the old lower lighthouse.
Other habitats shown include farmland which in many parts, is worked in an environmentally friendly way as neighbouring land owners receive subsidies in what are called 'farm clusters'. The county's woodlands often have a carpet of spring flowers such as Ramsons and Bluebells while the air will be full of the sound of bird song.
However, two of the habitats which Dorset is famous for are its chalk downland and its heathland nature reserves. Like the woods, the downlands are important for their wild flowers, including many species of wild orchids, as well as lots of insects including some rare and declining butterflies. The heaths hold many rare species too from spiders to snakes and dragonflies to Dartford warblers. All things considered, this is truly a fabulous county for any naturalist to visit as the talk shows.
As usual, the talk is illustrated by my own acclaimed photography (plus a few shots taken at the Etches Collection and from the Birds of Poole Harbour's osprey nest camera) and is combined with a light and informative live commentary.
To book this talk either email or telephone me directly or, if you do not have the above information, I can be reached via my 'contact me' page.