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.
The temperature is one of the factors influencing variety and abundance of microscopic communities in the Fleet. Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Research team from Cefas has successfully completed the 3rd summer of water sampling. The...read more
The recording of moths within the Fleet Nature Reserve continues. Moths are sampled from Ferrybridge to the East and Abbotsbury Swannery and the Sub-tropical Gardens at the far West. The shingle and mixture of low vegetation and grasses at Ferrybridge hold good...read more
On Friday 18th September 2020, a White Stork dropped in to the outlying fields of Abbotsbury Swannery. There have been fly overs in the past, including a flock of 21, but this is the first to stop in. This individual is a ringed bird, coming from the Knepp White Stork...read more