Countryside

East Stour Medicinal Herbalist Julie Wood On The Wonders Of Willow

East Stour medicinal herbalist Julie Wood uncovers myths and stories about willow.

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Great Spotted Woodpeckers In East Orchard

Our wildlife recorder Corax brings us the incredible recording of great spotted woodpeckers.

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David Kerswell – How Shaftesbury’s Changing Rainfall Will Affect North Dorset Farming

David Kerswell, our North Dorset farming expert, reviews the amount of rain recorded in Shaftesbury in 2020.

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Soundscapes – A North Wind Blows Through Breach Lane Birch Trees

Nick Crump records the unique sound of the northerly wind blowing on the bark of a birch tree on Breach Lane.

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Dozens Of Flowering Plants Found During Shaftesbury New Year Survey

Mariko Whyte says 33 flowering plants were identified in a botanical survey of Breach Common and Castle Hill on Saturday.

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Buying Woodland Was Shaftesbury Builder Barry Lucas’ Best Decision

Shaftesbury builder Barry Lucas says that buying woodland is one of the best choices his family has made.

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Shaftesbury Smallholder Rosie Langley Creates A ‘Chicken Palace’

Shaftesbury smallholder Rosie Langley has created a special space to keep her chickens safe from avian flu.

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Great Tits Tell Off Nick Crump

Alfred’s wildlife recorder Nick Crump is ‘told off’ by a great tit as he ventures onto Breach Common.

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North Dorset Nature – Jackdaws And Robins On Shaftesbury’s Love Lane

Nick Crump’s nature soundscape – jackdaws and robins on Shaftesbury’s Love Lane.

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