"My personal guide to the nature reserves and wildlife hot-spots of Dorset and the species that may be seen at each along with help in identifying those animals and plants."
You are here
Click the pic!
To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.
The nature of Dorset last week compiled from wildlife enthusiasts that post on Twitter. Everything on one page:
- The twenty most interesting species recorded
- The twenty species generating the most tweets
- The ten sites generating the most tweets
- The five contributors generating the most tweets
- The pick of the weeks photographs
You can also look at the individual tweets for each day of the week and you can page back through previous weeks too. Its all here on the weekly summary page!
Early spring on Monday, arctic winter by Thursday! Strong easterly wind (the 'beast from the east') bringing snow and freezing rain to Dorset.
Records for week ending: Sunday, 4 March, 2018Interest Last Week: Species Name Interest Level Caspian Gull5 Cattle Egret5 Glaucous Gull5 Great White Egret5 Little Gull5 Ross,s Gull5 Adder4 Bearded Tit4 Bittern4 Black Redstart4 Black-necked Grebe4 Black-throated Diver4 Dartford Warbler4 Firecrest4 Garganey4 Golden Plover4 Great Grey Shrike4 Great Northern Diver4 Hen Harrier4 Jack Snipe4Reports Last Week:Sites Last Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Radipole Lake Nature Reserve 39 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 36 East Fleet and Chesil Beach 30 Poole Park and Baiter 29 West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach 23 Ferrybridge and Portland Causeway 22 Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 21 Portland Area 19 Holes Bay 16 Arne Moors and Sunnyside 14
Records for week ending: Sunday, 25 February, 2018Interest Prior Week: Species Name Interest Level Caspian Gull5 Cattle Egret5 Glaucous Gull5 Little Gull5 Red-headed Chestnut5 Ross,s Gull5 Stilt Sandpiper5 Adder4 Bearded Tit4 Bittern4 Black Redstart4 Brambling4 Common Scoter4 Golden Plover4 Great Grey Shrike4 Hen Harrier4 Jack Snipe4 Long-tailed Duck4 Marsh Harrier4 Mediterranean Gull4Reports Prior Week:Sites Prior Week: Recording Site Number of Tweets Lodmoor Nature Reserve 26 Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve 18 Radipole Lake Nature Reserve 16 Holton Lee 11 Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens 9 West Bexington Nature Reserve and Cogden Beach 9 Poole Area 7 Longham Lakes 6 Verwood Area 6 Arne Nature Reserve 5