Events Calendar

Listed here are:

  • Dorset Mammal Group Events
  • Events run by our sponsors – Colin Varndell Natural History Photography
  • Events in the Wider Mammal Community

Dorset Mammal Group Events

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

NB Dates for checking dormouse boxes or tubes can be found on the ‘Dormice Section’ page

Date & Time Event Venue
Saturday 5th August; 20:30 Bat evening. Join Jan Freeborn for an evening with her mist nets. Free. The Happy Return, Netherbury DT6 5NH
Saturday 19th August Hedgehog extravaganza Dorchester, Poundbury Garden Centre
Saturday 19th August; 9:30 Dormouse check Thorncombe Woods
Tuesday 12th September Second hedgehog meeting Portland
Saturday 16th September First hedgehog meeting Hazelbury Bryan
Saturday 16th September Dormouse check Providence Farm
Sunday 17th September Dormouse check Netherbury
Saturday 23rd September; Sunday 24th September Otter and water vole survey Field work: sites assigned by Ken Hutchinson
Friday 6th October; 19:30 ‘Otterly Obsessed – A Unique Insight into the Life of Otters’ – a talk by vet Stephen Powles describing his remarkable 12 years of observing and filming. Admission by donation. DMG members £3, non-members £6 Brownsword Hall, Poundbury, DT1 3GW
Saturday 21st October Dormouse check Thorncombe Woods
Thursday 16th November; 19:30 The Hedgehog Predicament – a talk by Colin Varndell Bridport United Church Hall, East Street

Events run by our sponsors – Colin Varndell Natural History Photography

Unless otherwise specified, more information and bookings via

Date & Time Event Venue
Saturday 20th May Badger watching.  DMG members only Beaminster

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.

Date & Time Event Venue Organised By
Wednesday 23rd August 10:00-16:00 Water Festival – celebrating rivers,wetlands and the sea Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Wildlife Trust