Posts from the ‘Environment’ category

Wading birds find West Dorset haven

A PAIR of ringed plovers have bred in the far west of Dorset for the first time. The wading birds have raised four chicks at Chard…

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Woodland school plans new course and buildings

A VISIONARY scheme putting West Dorset at the forefront of architectural and environmental education is bursting with new life. Hooke Park near Beaminster already boasts some…

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Doris reveals Dorset’s seabed

A MAP of Dorset’s seabed from Abbotsbury to Swanage is now on Google Earth. The DORset Integrated Seabed map – known for short as DORIS –…

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The Great Dorset Jellyfields Mystery

First things first ONLY the village of Walditch near Bridport boasts a real place called Jellyfields. It’s a 3-hectare Local Nature Reserve off Lower Walditch Lane,…

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New Bridport waste transfer station planned for Autumn 2013

SO, in the end, after flocking in at the rate of two a minute, more than 400 people went to  Bridport Town Hall to discuss the…

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Lush Places: Blue is the colour

On Bluebell Hill, overlooking Lush Places, the colours are so intense they are almost blinding. The clean, lime green of the beech trees, the swathe of bluebells,…

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Two visitors a minute at Bridport waste transfer show

HUNDREDS of people from the Bridport area have been shunning the hot weather in favour of such hot topics as vermin, odour, traffic, planning context, and nature conservation. Yes, Dorset…

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An owl called Bob has had the wit to woo

A BARN OWL called Bob, who’s been living in a box by himself for several years, has found a mate called Brenda. Bob was the solitary…

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Dorset Wildlife Trust and Kingcombe Centre to combine

DORSET Wildlife Trust and the Kingcombe Environmental Studies Centre have decided to work together to boost environmental education and participation in nature conservation in Dorset. Trustees of…

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Race against time and tide to save Lyme Regis from destruction

PROPERTIES on the eastern side of Lyme Regis will be destroyed by landslides and erosion within five years unless a £20 million coastal protection scheme is…

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