Enhancing Nature

Aims and achievements

Wareham lies next to the most biodiverse area of the UK.  We want people of all ages and knowledge levels to have the chance to engage with the nature around us.

Anything from taking part in a guided walk or wildlife survey to keeping an eye on a young tree.

Our aim is to promote practices which are sustainable, including tree and hedge planting and encouraging plants which attract pollinating insects – it’s also about planning for the right tree/plant in the right place.

We will support what you are already doing or hoping to do, so do get in touch if we can help.

Enhancing Nature projects

Schools for Hedgehogs

Although Wareham and Sandford are lucky to have more hedgehogs than most towns in the UK, these funny little creatures are “vulnerable to extinction” and need our help! Sustainable Wareham has therefore mounted a joint project with Dorset Mammal Group to help the hog population thrive.

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Swifts, swallows and house martins

With enthusiastic support from residents, in February 2024 we installed 12 artificial nest cups on houses at Westgate and established a monitoring programme to record success.

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