Environmental News September 2007
September, and time to cut the little butterfly meadows that we encourage. Very tough work this year with the the great tangle of grass and flowers that we have. I just hope that all the insect life we encourage will flourish again next season. Still plenty of butterflies about, and a changing population of birds, some coming, some going. I was reading about some of the migrant birds that come south for the Winter. Apparently, thanks to global warming, they are not coming so far, and we may reach the stage where Poole Harbour is not so rich in winter species.
Poole RSPB have just published their Autumn Newsletter, and are extremely pleased with the success of their bird-boats round the harbour. (463203 for details). Their September field trip is to Portland on 15th (01929 552431)
Also in today's mail, was the Dorset Coast and Countryside magazine for the rest of 2007. The list of activities is long, with walks and talks across Dorset. The one that catches my eye is an Osprey Watch at Arne on 14th (01929 553360) There is also a full 'bird week' at Durlston, from 1st to 9th of this month.
Birds, squirrels, reptiles, fossils and seashore creatures are all on the list in the Dorset Coast and Countryside magazine which can be obtained from the office listed below.
Useful Numbers of organisations running tasks or walks:-
|Dorset Countryside||01305 225037|
|Durlston Country Park||01929 424443|
|Avon Country Park||01425 478470|
|Moors Valley||01425 470721|
|NT (Studland)||01929 450259|
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