Dorset-based charity, Butterfly Conservation, arranged a tour of Fontmell Down recently. Alfred joined the search for the rare silver spotted skipper and learned why nature lovers had driven over 100 miles to visit this exceptional National Trust site on Shaftesbury’s doorstep.
A new Shaftesbury environmental group, which focuses on making lifestyle changes rather than protests and politics, has started regular meetings. Alfred attended the Shaftesbury Buttons Saturday afternoon get-together – Green Teas.
A Shaftesbury kitchen company has offered to donate its craftsmen’s time to make improved bee hotels, if a sponsor can fund the materials.
Staff and pupils want Port Regis school to become carbon neutral by 2025. Alfred visited and heard how this ambitious project could benefit other local schools, the village of Motcombe and could safeguard some of Britain’s rarest trees.
Hot on the heels of Brigit Strawbridge’s new bee book, another Shaftesbury environmentalist is putting years of knowledge into print. Robin Walter’s book ‘Living With Trees’ will tell the story of Britain’s changing approach to forestry over the centuries.
A Shaftesbury environmental action group is planning a three-day walk to Studland to protest about fracking and oil-drilling.
After the success of their Shaftesbury Fringe sustainable fashion show, Lucy Fosh and Georgie Faulkner-Bryant are planning a clothing recycling event that they promise will be fun and filled with ‘one off’ finds.
Shaftesbury’s Extinction Rebellion (XR) Group presented their overview of climate change in Shaftesbury on Thursday. Alfred attended the session, which mixed science and statistics with calls for support and protest.
Shaftesbury Tree Group published its second self-guided tree walk map and leaflet on Thursday. It suggests a tree-spotting trail around the foot of our town’s green slopes.