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|Environmental News August 2001|
Pleased to say that there have not been any more fires in this area, but they are still happening elsewhere. So please be alert. The Friends of Broadstone LNR are slowly clearing the remains of the burnt gorse, and since the fire did not go down at all the area should regenerate nicely.
All the hot weather has done wonders for the butterfly population, and all the grassland and second brood species are doing well. Still not many from across the channel yet.
Dragonflies have also been doing well, and whilst not as easy to recognise as butterflies, are rewarding to study. The ponds on Upton Heath are especially rich in species. There is a joint BoP and DWT Discovery Day at Alder Hills and Bourne Bottom this Saturday (4th from 11am till 3pm, 261339)
There have been a number of successful walks on Corfe Hills looking at nightjars. They do not appear until it is nearly dark, and everyone stands around thinking they are not coming, but suddenly a 'trill' to say they are waking up, and then the rapid and highly manoeuvrable
The annual kids funday at Upton Country Park is on Wed. 8th (672625 for details), and there are lots of children's activities at all the major centres. In particular the DWT Fine Centre at Kimmeridge is very active (01305 264620).
The Greenlink Guide has around 70 events for this month. There has to be something that you will enjoy.
See the Broadstone Environment main page for information on this organisation.
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