North Dorset Farming – What To Do When Faced With Cattle On A Footpath

How should you react if you’re confronted by cattle when walking the footpaths around Shaftesbury?

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Wildlife-Friendly Gardener Dirty Nails On Raking

Our St James-based wildlife-friendly gardener ‘Dirty Nails’ poses the question ‘to rake the leaves, or not rake the leaves?’

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North Dorset Walks – An Eight-Mile Circuit Of The Silton Oak

Tom Perrett takes us on his weekly walk around the Shaftesbury area.

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Autumn Means Hide And Seek For Chicken Keeper Kate

We head to Breach Lane and join chicken-keeper Kate Scott.

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North Dorset Wildlife Sounds – Ravens

Corax shares more of his recordings of wildlife in the Shaftesbury area.

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Medicinal Herbalist Julie Wood On The Power Of Trees

Medicinal herbalist Julie Wood tells us about the benefits of forest bathing.

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Shaftesbury Birdwatching With Richard And Annabel

Richard Dixon and Annabel Turner list the garden birds they’ve spotted outside their St James Street home recently.

The couple explain how mischievous jackdaws attack thatched roofs in St James. And we learn how not to describe somebody who is passionate about birdwatching!



Neil Adlam Visits One Of North Dorset’s Most Distinctive Trees

Alfred’s tree expert Neil Adlam goes for a short drive to visit one of North Dorset’s most iconic trees.

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A Reptile Study Begins At Motcombe Meadows

A year-long study will reveal which reptiles are living in Motcombe’s Meadows.

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Apple Day Stories – How Shaftesbury Residents Created Enmore Green’s Community Orchard

It’s the 30th anniversary of Apple Day, an event celebrating the range of local apple varieties available across the UK and the customs and traditions associated with them.

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