North Dorset Nature – Episode 15

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages. 

On this week’s show:

  • Natalie Bourchier and Ben Hussey discuss their recent wildlife encounter with a local barn owl and look into the fascinating world of insect metamorphosis.
  • Mariko Whyte continues to seek out some more wild experiences near home and further afield as part of the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild Challenge. She makes time for nature during a busy working day. The second week of June has brought some more new experiences and moments of connection.
  • Dee Abbott goes for a country stroll to test out two wildlife identification phone apps that could assist you whilst doing your 30 Days Wild Challenge. Dee tries SEEK by iNaturalist and British Trees by The Woodland Trust.
  • Nick Crump chats to Tom Perrett about the blackcap – a fascinating migratory bird that is showing evolutionary changes at an extraordinary speed.