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A Happy New Wildlife Year

Adonis Blue - David Lonsdale

Adonis Blue – David Lonsdale

Another year of wildlife watching on Purbeck lies ahead bringing enjoyment, wonder and great moments to cherish.  What will be your nature highlights in 2017?

Could it be seeing puffins off Dancing Ledge or a bright green sand lizard on the way to Agglestone Rock?  How about finding a brilliant Adonis blue butterfly on the slopes of Ballard Down or an early spider orchid on the coast path?

Can you identify a Lulworth skipper at Seacombe Bottom or discover a clump of the rare Dorset heath (Erica ciliaris) on Godlingston?  Have you heard the churring of nightjars across Hartland Moor on summer nights or the cry of a peregrine over Old Harry Rocks?

Set yourself some targets, get helpful advice from knowledgeable Purbeck National Trust staff and head for the great outdoors!

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