Butterfly Conservation Dorset


Butterfly Conservation received a Chalk and Cheese grant to run a series of events on two of its nature reserves in north and mid Dorset during 2007 to try to encourage local involvement. The project is called 'Reconnecting: people and countryside' and the two areas are Alners Gorse Reserve on the edge of Hazelbury Bryan, and Lankham Bottom Reserve in the valley leading up to the A37 above Maiden Newton and Cattistock. The two places are very different from each other but both are very rich not only in butterflies but in wildlife in general.

Access to the reserves
Alners Gorse The reserve entrance is on the road from Hazelbury Bryan to Kings Stag beside the Hazelbury Bryan village sign and 30mph sign. Park on the road verge well away from the bend or in the small carpark just inside the entrance. Map reference: ST 736100.

Lankham Bottom The reserve entrance is off the minor road from Cattistock to the A37 about mile from the A37. Park inside the metal gate and walk down the track to explore.
Map Reference ST 606004.

For further information and to book places on events, please contact Nigel Spring on 01963.23559 or 07981.776767, or email nigelspring - at - yahoo.co.uk. Look at the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation website www.dorsetbutterflies.com to find out more about these reserves.


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