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Welcome to Slop Bog

Slop Bog is a place for people and nature. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve managed by Dorset Countryside. Visitors have the rare opportunity to easily cross the spagnum bog via the boardwalk, which also provides excellent pond dipping opportunities. Relatively short paths also meander through heathland, wet woodland and conifer plantation all within this small reserve (22.6 hectares).

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SLOP BLOG FROG
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news about events and
wildlife sightings at Slop Bog
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Sundew

The Perfect Outdoor Classroom

Slop Bog is home to many specialised and some rare species including: Dragonflies and Damselflies (14 recorded species). Silver-studded Blue butterflies. Also Common Frogs, Grass-snakes, Palmate newts.
Plants especially adapted to the heath and bog. Marsh Gentian, Bog Asphodel, White Beak-sedge and Sundew.
See our Wildlife section and our resident Photographer George has an extensive photographic collection on Flickr ..............................more

The Slop Bog Guardians hold regular Work Parties each month and assist the Dorset Countryside Conservation Rangers in the site's management. We are interested in increasing local knowledge by encouraging participation in Slop Bog's management and to bring people together in enjoying this valuable green space.

Who are the guardians ?
Formed in 2003 from a group of local people to oversee and protect the area known as Slop Bog,
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Where is slop bog ?
Situated in Ferndown, Dorset - there are several entries to the Nature reserve from the B3072 West Moors Road, ..............................more

What can i see there ?
Reptiles & Amphibians
Flowering Plants
Insects
Birds
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how can i join ?


Details of how to join
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Just 4 Kids
A unique opportunity for local schoolchildren and youth organisations to visit a local nature reserve
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