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What is happening in the natural world at the moment? Find out here with the Nature of Dorset NEWSDESK featuring tweets, maps, charts and photographs from observers across the county.

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 the latest species sightings via tweets from Dorset wildife enthusiasts on Twitter. 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.


This is a list of just yesterday's top species reports. You can find out a lot more by using the thumbnails below to show the complete list, to show where species were seen, to see some charts showing the data graphically, see the best of yesterday's photographs and much, much more:

Species Recorded at Contributed By Tweet Contents Photo?
Peter Orchard

My Hi Five from Stobourgh Heath: The nationally rare Dorset Heath

Mike Morse

Woodchat Bex in fields south of Labour-in-vain lane and east of Marco Polo house. .

Peter Orchard

My Hi Five from Holton Lee: the amazing caterpillar of the goat moth


The latest news has been broken down into the segments below to make it easier for you to select what is most relevant. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Yesterday's Reports Charts for Yesterday Seen near you yesterday? Yesterday's tweets Current hot-list Recent Photos Yesterday's Newspaper Last Week's Summary RSS Feed Guidance Notes