Countryside

Dorset Wildlife Trust Membership Deal Will Fund Shaftesbury Conservation

Dorset Wildlife Trust is offering half-price annual membership during January.

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Starling Sings From Shaftesbury Rooftops

Another North Dorset nature recording – Nick Crump brings us a single starling singing on a chimney pot on Lyon’s Walk.

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Mary Myers On How Her Smallholding Ducks Stay Warm

Wardour smallholder Mary Myers discovers how her ducks and chickens cope with the chilly conditions.

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Dirty Nails On Shaftesbury Parish Hedges And Breach Lane Gates

Our wildlife-friendly gardener ‘Dirty Nails’ share tips on January tasks and seeds.

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Motcombe Naturalist Captures Otter On Wildlife Cameras

Natalie Bouchier says she is excited to have captured footage of an otter on her family’s Motcombe farm, Bittles Brook Farm.

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A Coal Tit At Castle Hill

Nick Crump records the sound of a coal tit in a hawthorn tree at Castle Hill.

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Shaftesbury Chicken Keeper Kate Scott Breaks The Ice For Thirsty Birds

We’ve experienced sub-zero temperatures during the day in Shaftesbury this week.

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A ‘Cheeky’ Walk Around Ludwell With Shaftesbury Rambler Tom Perrett

Tom and Jan Perrett enjoy their first taste of freedom following self-isolation.

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Soundscapes – Icicles Alongside A North Dorset Lake

Just north of Shaftesbury, there is a small spring running into a lake.

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