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North Dorset Nature – Episode 11

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages. This week’s North Dorset Nature is presented by Dee Abbott.

On this week’s show:

  • Motcombe resident Colonel John Blashford-Snell chats with Natalie Bourchier about the importance of water voles and the bizarre circumstances that led him to founding the Vole Club.
  • Alexandra Richards explores the effects of nature on our wellbeing and how our physical and mental health can benefit from bringing nature into our lives.
  • Mariko Whyte finds out more about a project that will be studying some important bat sites in the North Dorset area and working to increase our understanding of one of the rarest bat species in Europe.
  • Nick Crump chats to Tom Perrett about the extraordinary life of the swift. You’ll hear some incredible facts that will change your perception of this stunning bird.