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Dorset’s heathland heart

Marsh Clubmoss success!

For an endangered and declining plant, Marsh Clubmoss has a lot of big numbers associated with it. For instance, clubmosses evolved some 400 million years ago and tree-sized clubmosses contributed to the coal swamps of the Carboniferous geological period! However, Marsh Clubmoss is quite small, usually just a few centimeters in height, and looks a […]

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Dorset’s Reptiles!

For an endangered and declining plant, Marsh Clubmoss has a lot of big numbers associated with it. For instance, clubmosses evolved some 400 million years ago and tree-sized clubmosses contributed to the coal swamps of the Carboniferous geological period! However, Marsh Clubmoss is quite small, usually just a few centimeters in height, and looks a […]

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The Dorset Heaths And Beyond!

In our last two Willow Tit blogs, we introduced the project itself and then looked at why it’s been chosen for Back from the Brink. In this blog piece, we’re focussing on how you can spot a Willow Tit and what you can do when that happens.

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Spring has sprung for Dorset’s Heathland Heart…

The magnificent Dorset heathlands are really starting to come alive, buzzing and fluttering with life – the heady scent of gorse hanging in the warm air, have you noticed it smells like coconut! Summer still feels a way off yet but with the arrival of May and temperatures creeping up, certain species are starting to […]

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Introducing Dorset’s Heathland Heart

These are early days for me as Outreach Officer for Back from the Brink, I joined in September, however I am already feeling the buzz of enthusiasm surrounding this project from the outset. Sophie and Caroline, the Project Managers, have already had a very busy summer visiting the key heathland sites for the project, speaking to the land managers about the conservation work on the ground and getting baseline botanical surveys underway.

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