Welcome to the Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve website. An informative hub dedicated to keeping you up to date and informed about this unique stretch of Dorset coastline.
Please feel free have a look around. There is a selection of pages to browse through, just click from the drop down menu above. There is a ‘Gallery’ of images showcasing the varied fauna and flora of the reserve accompanied with a detailed ‘Species List’.
To the right hand side we have our ‘Reserve Team Blog’ letting you know what is happening ‘down on the ground’ and any news and events that are up and coming.
Notice Board: Upcoming events, advisory notices, public information and highlights will be posted here.
With the current cold weather, the Fleet lagoon plays a vital role in providing shelter and food for thousands of water birds. Becoming relatively fresh water however, the western end of the Fleet is partial to freezing over. The images below shows snow on Chesil...read more
Report from Steve Hales Moth trapping was resumed in earnest at the West of the Fleet early in 2017 after a break of 20 years when intensive work was last done in this area. During March and April good numbers of Oak Beauty were trapped. The highlight in mid-March was...read more
The Otter, a member of the mustelid family alongside badgers, stoats, weasels, polecats, and more, has frequented and visited the Reserve for many, many years, but until recently, evidence of their visits were seldom seen, if at all. Unfortunately, around the country,...read more