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Whilst the Nature of Dorset is built on a 'top down' structure to guide people to the information they want I recognise that to some people that process will be a bit tedious! For this reason I am including an alphabetic Table of Contents which will lead you straight to a page that you want to see. This could be useful if you have visited this site before and found a particular section that interests you and you want to find it again quickly on your return. Of course, you may just want a quick overview of the site and what it contains. What ever your reason I hope its useful!
|A Guide to Dorset Habitats||
The various habitat types found in Dorset, where to find them and the species associated with those habitats.
|Alphabetic Index of Species||
Know what species you are looking for? The species index is the quickest way to the information on the Nature of Dorset. Search the database and select the species.
A list of the reference books I use.
|Finding Species from the Top Down||
A 'top down' approach to wildlife identification. Start by choosing from six basic groups of animals and plants and then work your way down to a list of possible species.
A guide to the Nature of Dorset, Dorset and nature!
Nature news and my Nature Notes
|Keep up to date ...||
Links to my Facebook and Twitter news feeds as well as links to news pages from other organisations.
Links to other nature conservation organisations in Dorset
Location map of the sites that get the most coverage.
|Map of Reserves|
My Nature Notes Grouped by Theme into On-line Books
|Nature Notes from Dorset||
I try to write a Nature Note each day about a species or place found in Dorset.
|Nature Reserves and Wild Places in Dorset||
Find the nature reserves and wildlife hot-spots of Dorset by location, by name or by manager.
|Photographs Contributed by Others||
Other nature enthusiasts are welcome to share their wildlife photographs on this site for the added pleasure of the site's visitors.
The nature reserves and wild places of Dorset
|Sites of Species Scientific Interest in Dorset||
The sites of special scientific interest designated in Dorset shown on a map or as an alphabetical list. Also a link to the Natural England website where there is more information about the legal status of site protection.
Finding or identifying species in Dorset
|Tools to Aid Species Identification||
An alternative approach to species identification using the 'filter' capabilities of database technology. Select options from lists and see possible species matching your selections displayed.