News & Events Events Snakes in the Heather Christmas Tree Sunday Funday Volunteering Our Snakes in the Heather Sunday Fundays have been put together for groups of families and friends who want to support local wildlife whilst learning all about it too. They take place on Parley Common in Dorset; a heathland nature reserve which is home to all sorts of wonderful and unique species including reptiles like the smooth snake. On our special Christmas Tree Sunday Funday we will be meeting at the Centre car park, I will give you a hand saw and then we will have a 15 minute guided nature walk to the site. Once there you will be invited to pick a Christmas Tree you would like to take home. We will then remove some of the other trees and, weather permitting, have a bonfire. Please remember that you will need to carry your chosen tree back to the car park! All ages are welcome; only adults will be given the tools and children must be supervised at all times. Please bring any snacks and drinks with you. Note; these are invasive maritime pines so will not be quite as bushy as Christmas trees you can buy from a shop. By removing them you not only get to pick your own tree but you help heathland ecology. If you are running late on the day give me a call on 07388 948 442. Book using the button below: There are a number of other great ways to get involved in the Snakes in the Heather project. If you would like to book another event or talk/lesson on behalf or a school or group you represent please click here for details. Snakes in the Heather is supported by a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. Booking for this event has now closed.