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If you are keen on Dorset wildlife then you will want to keep up to date with the latest news. In this part of the Nature of Dorset I try to bring you the latest species sightings from Dorset wildlife enthusiasts posted on Twitter.

  1. For the most uptodate information available then visit yesterday's records for a list of species and where they were seen. If you are on the look out for new species to see then this may be the ideal section for you. It maybe that, like me, you just like to keep up with what is going on in the natural world in Dorset
  2. As the seasons progress so things change week by week so here you can see how last week compared to the previous week and how it compared to the same week last year. It is interesting to see the changes in this way.
  3. The monthly section contains a series of 'blog' entries recording the highlights of the month backed up with species lists, distribution maps and various charts. The pick of the months photographs is also included.

I hope you find this information useful. If you are aware of a relevant news source that I have not included please let me know via the site contact form so that I can expand this section and make it really relevant. Thank you.


 

Here are some additional news reports you may find of interest. Click/tap the icon to view the report:

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Daily History

A chance to look at back at any day since January 2017 to see what was seen:

  • Start with the diary - a list of days and a headline for the day
  • Select your chosen date from the diary
  • See the list of species seen, a map of where they were seen and other information

Last 7 Days History

A summary of the reports of nature in Dorset during the last 7 days:

  • A list of species seen during the last 7 days (this is NOT by calendar week!)
  • Sorted with the most intersting species appearing first
  • Filters are available if you are looking for a particular species, group of species or a particular site

Last 30 Days History

A summary of the reports of nature in Dorset during the last 31 days:

  • A list of species seen during the last 31 days (this is NOT by calendar month!)
  • Sorted with the most intersting species appearing first
  • Filters are available if you are looking for a particular species, group of species or a particular site

Last Week

A recap of the sightings during the last week:

  • The top species, sites and contributors
  • Compare last week with the prior week and the same week last years
  • Includes a recap on the weather too!

Hot List

Want to know "what's hot"?

  • A list of the thirty species that have generated the most tweeted records in the last thirty days
  • This is an indication of the most interesting visible species at the current time
  • Sorted by number of records in descending sequence

This Week Over Time

A look back at this week in previous years:

  • See what species have been seen in this week in previous years since 2017
  • Gives and indication of what you might expect to see this week
  • Some times I write a nature forecast for the week!

Notable Birds

Interested in Dorset's more notable bird records?

  • A list of the rarer birds seen in Dorset since the start of 2017
  • The number of reports in each year
  • Link to more information about a species on request

Species List

A complete list of all species in the Nature of Dorset database:

  • Sorted in descending order by the number of records to show most often reported species
  • Filters to reduce the list by species group and sub-group
  • Link as required to a specific species for more information 

Sites List

A complete list of all sites in the Nature of Dorset database:

  • Sorted in descending order by the number of records the sites with the most coverage
  • Alphabetic search facility 
  • Link as required to a specific site for more information 

Contributors List

A complete list of all contributors of records to the Nature of Dorset database:

  • Sorted in descending order by the number of records to show most active reporters
  • Alphabetic search facility
  • Link to the contributors Twitter feed