Events Calendar

Dorset Mammal Group Events

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


Camera Trap Workshop

Friday 29th October, 2021 at 7.00pm at The Colliton Club, Colliton Park, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. This is opposite County Hall, Dorset. There is ample parking adjacent to the venue.

The event is free to members of the Dorset Mammal Group.
Topics to be covered include:

  • Types of camera traps (aka trail cameras, trophy cameras, wildlife cameras)
  • How they work
  • Best settings to use for good results
  • Attracting animals to the camera
  • Legal issues
  • Recommended makes and models
  • Camera security
  • Saving images and video clips
  • Camera limitations

If you would like to attend please register your interest by email to
records@dorsetmammalgroup.org.uk.


Harvest mouse summer nest survey

Saturday 6th November at Radipole RSPB reserve, meet at 10.00am outside Discovery Centre. Please wear wellingtons, suitable waterproof clothing and bring gloves with you. We shall do an hour and half at Radipole then move across to Chafeys Lake Reserve. Further details will be available on the DMG website. This event will be subject to weather and water levels of the lakes/reedbeds. In the event of severe weather we may need to cancel it for safety reasons.

Please let us know at dormice@dorsetmammalgroup.org.uk if you’d like to take part in either of these events which will be free to members.


Events run by our sponsors – Colin Varndell Natural History Photography

Unless otherwise specified, more information and bookings via info@colinvarndell.co.uk.


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.