North Dorset Nature Notes With Clive Whitbourn

Clive Whitbourn tells Alfred about the nature he’s noticed around North Dorset this week.

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Bigger Balsam Blitz Planned For Shaftesbury’s Breach Common This Saturday

Mike Cummings of Shaftesbury-based Darwin Ecology is keen to encourage more residents to help pull-up Himalayan balsam on Saturday from 10am.

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Shaftesbury Wildlife-Friendly Gardener Dirty Nails’ Love Of Allotments

St James based wildlife-friendly gardener Dirty Nails offers Alfred listeners a brief history of allotments and tells us why he feels they are so important.

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The Motcombe Farmland Transformed By Wildflowers, Trees And Grazing

Over the past five years, Rachel Hall has transformed her farmland near Motcombe. She’s increasing biodiversity by growing wildflowers and planting trees.

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Dorset’s Butterfly Conservation Charity Wants Our Shaftesbury Area Sightings

Butterfly Conservation has launched their big butterfly count this weekend.

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Dorset Council Publishes First Draft Of Climate Emergency Strategy

Dorset Council has announced its draft strategy for achieving carbon neutral status by 2040, 10 years ahead of the government’s target date.

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Wildlife-Friendly Gardener Dirty Nails On Butterflies And Caterpillars

St James’ based wildlife-friendly gardener, Dirty Nails, talks about caterpillars and a plant that should encourage butterflies.

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Shaftesbury’s Community Takes Action On Breach Common Himalayan Balsam

The founder of the Friends of Breach Common conservation group says he is delighted by the huge volunteer turnout to Saturday’s first post-lockdown working party.

John Rutter tells Alfred how many helpers assisted in the clear-up and reveals the impressive number of plants removed.

Listen at 1:00 on Monday’s Alfred Daily.

Rachel Diment Shares A Special Butterfly Sighting From Her Shaftesbury Garden

Shaftesbury resident and nature lover Rachel Diment describes an insect that heralds the arrival of an English summertime – the gatekeeper butterfly.

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A Guided Walk Through Fontmell Down’s Flowers With Tom Perrett

Alfred is proud to introduce you to our latest volunteer presenter.

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