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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

This website is for the people of Dorset interested in wildlife and for people from elsewhere interested in the wildlife of Dorset!

03 May, 2015

Garston Wood: a truly ancient wood | Nature Notes from Dorset

I try hard not to have 'favourite' woodlands or other sites for that matter; I try to enjoy each one I visit and admire the nature it has to offer me. Having said that there are some special places that stand out in ones memory and to where one will return as frequently as one can without ignoring the many other delights to be found. One of those special places in Dorset for me is Garston Wood. The RSPB has excellent reserves in Dorset at Arne and Radipole/Lodmoor which are well known and well visited but their reserve at Garston Wood is the forgotten one; not forgotten by the RSPB, however, that have put considerable effort in to restoring a once neglected woodland habitat.

Read more: Garston Wood: a truly ancient wood | Nature Notes from Dorset