Events Calendar

Dorset Mammal Group Events

Unless otherwise specified, please email for further details and to book a place on any of our events.

Dormouse Survey Program 2022

Members only may attend, numbers are limited so please contact Angela ( to enquire about attendance.  Meet at 9.30 am

Wear suitable clothing and footwear, carry a drink, sun cream and mobile phone.

If handling animals wear gloves and face mask to avoid risk of passing on Covid to them (Mammal Society recommendations). Their welfare is paramnount.

Cars are parked at owner’s risk.

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Thorncombe Wood

Car park for Hardy’s cottage. DT2 8QJ (some parking permits available).

Saturday 21st May

Saturday 16th July

Saturday 3rd September

Saturday 5th November (depending on weather)


Park on road outside Happy Return. (This a private site so please respect it) DT6 5NH. White Cross, go up past church and bear left for 2-300 m. just past Neddy’s Close. Can be wet underfoot.

Saturday 18th June

Sunday 23rd October

Puddletown Forest

Meet at Puddletown village hall, to drive to forest sites. Lots of hard walking as we visit 5 sites within the forest.

Friday 13th May

TBA to put up tubes in the forest

Saturday 17th September


Winford Rural Workshops (private site can be quite wet underfoot). BA22 9QX. Coming from Winyard’s Gap 300m beyond Brackett’s Coppice Reserve on left side of the road. Enter drive and proceed to end, park by gate.

Sunday 26th June

Sunday 25th September

Hilfield Friary

To be arranged

Events run by our sponsors – Colin Varndell Natural History Photography

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Events in the Wider Mammal Community

The events listed under this section are not organised by DMG but are advertised because we think our members may find them interesting.