The Wilding Weekend 2024 will be our third. It is on 15th and 16th June, 2024. Please do come along. We're still planning the participants for this, but here's what I wrote about the 2023 event:
There were talks, tours, and stalls as well as things to buy and things to eat – lunches, cakes, cream teas, coffee, and homemade elderflower cordial. The Weekend was sponsored by Clipper Teas / Ecotone and supported by the National Garden Scheme (NGS). Thank you.
Our small land-holding in West Dorset has been transformed into a wildlife and wildflower haven. Each year we see more species appearing from hedgehogs to hares, numerous types of bees to bats and barn owls. This year we found the skin of a grass snake in our wetland and pond area. Newts, frogs, and toads are abundant. And anyone coming to the Wilding Weekend was able to see the myriad of moths that had been trapped the night before and were on display. We also organised a bat tour on the Saturday night and saw some swirling and swooping around our bat egg!
As well as the wildlife we had experts and enthusiasts, including representatives from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, The Great Big Dorset Hedge, West Dorset Wilding, The Dorset Mammal Group, The Dorset Bat Group, The Dorset Wildlife Trust, Real Wild Estates and Bee Happy Plants and Seeds.
Timing: From 10.30am to 4pm on both days Entry fee prices to be confirmed - through the National Gardens Scheme Supporting charity to be confirmed.
Hooke, Dorset DT8 3NZ
Sat 15 Jun 2024 and Sun 16 Jun 2024
Contact telephone: 07940715327Call to check latest times or cancellations.