At the heart of Bournemouth and Poole lies Talbot Heath Nature Reserve – an extraordinary 37-hectare fragment of the once ‘Great Heath’ that stretched uninterrupted from the Purbeck hills to the New Forest. Since 1800, 80 per cent of heathland has been lost worldwide, and today the UK is the custodian of 20 per cent […]
Author: Nick Dobbs
Nick Dobbs spent his early childhood in Kenya, Malaysia, and Singapore. A lifelong naturalist with a specialist interest in the conservation of the UK’s 6 native reptile species, Nick worked in the travel industry for over 30 years including running his own marketing consultancy. Since 2017 he has worked as a fundraiser for Dorset Wildlife Trust and currently the Woodland Trust.
At the heart of Bournemouth and Poole lies an extraordinary 37 hectare fragment of the once Great Heath that stretched uninterrupted from the Purbecks to the New Forest. Eighty per cent of heathland has been lost since 1800 and today the UK is the custodian of 20 per cent of this remaining habitat worldwide. Talbot […]