Keep up to date ...

Links to my Facebook and Twitter news feeds as well as links to news pages from other organisations.

If you are keen on Dorset wildlife then you will want to keep up to date with the latest news. In this part of the Nature of Dorset I try to bring you various services to keep you in touch with a variety  of sources of news. I hope you find it useful. If you are aware of a relevant news source that I have not included please let me know via the site contact form so that I can expand this section and make it really relevant. Thank you.



Just two months after I created the database of enthusiasts 'tweeted' sightings from across Dorset it has over 500 entries and it is now beginning to make sense and to start to be a useful tool. Already visitors the Nature of Dorset are beginning to make use of it.

The database has sightings from over 20 regular 'tweeters'; has sightings of mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and flowers and has some super photographs as well. 

The database is growing daily and the data can be interrogated for sightings by species group, individual species, places, contributors and between date... to see full article click on the title ... Published Date: 19/03/2017

Twitter, and to a lesser extent Facebook, is about news, about now. Some interesting stuff gets tweeted and some super photos get published but they have such a short life as they quickly get pushed down tweet feeds and timelines by new posts. Soon your tweet is lost for ever. I think that is a shame and I think it is a lost opportunity and so I have adapted my Nature of Dorset website to provide a solution and to give tweets everlasting life! How does this work and what does it achieve? I will try and explain.

How it works... to see full article click on the title ... Published Date: 05/03/2017

A new feature is now live on the Nature of Dorset providing a database of past tweeted sightings that can be interrogated to see all tweeted sightings for a selected species, for a regularly observed site, by selected tweet authors or between a range  of dates. Although limited data is currently availbale as the store is new this will build over time to what I hope will be a useful resource. If you have any suggestions for improvements then I would welcome them.

Published Date: 28/02/2017

Visits to the Nature of Dorset website in 2017 were more than double the total for January last year which, itself, was 50% up on the previous year. The increase is due in part to Winterwatch and Countryfile both coming from Dorset during January and this boosted searches for Arne, Stuland and Kimmeridge. The other main factor in the increase was the new 'contributor' function which is just being introduced and has already made an impact despite still really being under test. The function is now ready to expand and if you take wildlife photographs and would like to contribute them the link... to see full article click on the title ... Published Date: 01/02/2017

Are you a Facebook user? If so, click the link to the Nature of Dorset Facebook page and then 'like'. The page has my daily nature notes together with pages from other wildlife groups and enthusiasts in Dorset.

Keen on Twitter? Click the link to my Nature News UK Twitter feed and follow. It provides a feed of news and articles of interest to people interested in Dorset wildlife.

From time to time I see articles on the web about the nature of Dorset and I clip them to my Evernote scrapbook. I share my scrapbook with you here; you do not have to have or join Evernote to view it.

News from the county's premier conservation organisation.

Want to know what special birds are currently in Dorset? Click the link to the Dorset Bird Club latest sightings page which they upodate daily with the best 'twitches' to be had in Dorset!

Interested in butterflies? Butterfly Conservation Dorset run a latest sightings page with other information about the latest butterfly sightings. Click the link to see it.

Love Durlston? The rangers write a report every day of the latest news and sightings at Durlston. Click the link to find it.

Daily sightings from the bird observatory on Portland Bill

Local and national news vis RSS from organisations websites


The currently available news sources are shown above. Each icon links to an external resource which you can then bookmark if you want to follow it on a regular basis. There are also links to three other pages:

  • To my FACEBOOK page:  If you are a Facebook user you may like to 'like' the Nature of Dorset Facebook page where I share selected news items that I trace on various Facebook pages I follow. I also publish my Nature Notes there daily.
  • To my TWITTER feed:  If you are a Twitter user you may like to follow my Twitter feed where I re-tweet selected news items from the various Twitter feeds I follow. I also tweet here when I publish a new Nature Note.
  • To my SCRAPBOOK. If I find an interesting new item or article about nature in Dorset I click it my Evernote scrapbook which you can view from here.

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