Cold comfort ?

A sunny day with a cool breeze still blowing we woke up early and enjoyed a relaxing walk around Studland Beach before heading inland to look for Sand Lizards. The warm, shallow waters of Studland Bay appear to support several non-native species with Solier’s Red Read More …

High Summer

Unimproved grassland at Durlston Country Park in mid-July. With at least 578 species of flowering plant recorded along the cliffs, limestone grasslands and woodlands this is one of the best areas in the country for wild flowers. In mid July its spectacular. With such a rich variety of Read More …

Kimmeridge Bay

The underwater reefs and ledges of Kimmeridge Bay home to the Purbeck Marine Wildlife  Reserve. …and immediately above – next to the MOD firing range the oldest working oil pump in the UK. Pumping continuously since 1961 its not the first thing that most people Read More …

Late Summer Highlights

A few of the late summer highlights from Septembers trip down south. Nettle leaved Bellflower growing at the memorial entrance to DWT’s Kilwood nature reserve. Also occurs along the roadside verge at the base of the Hazel hedge. Unfortunately no sign of the Hazel Dormouse Read More …