North Dorset Nature – Episode 21

Our weekly programme devoted to wildlife in Shaftesbury and the villages, presented by Dee Abbott. 

On this week’s show:

  • Mary Myers reports from last weekend’s open day at Bere Marsh Farm, an organic farm in the Blackmore Vale. Bere Marsh is owned by The Countryside Restoration Trust.
  • Natalie Bourchier chats with Motcombe explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell about one of his favourite wildlife encounters.
  • Nick Crump and Tom Perrett chat about moulting birds. Birds need to replace their feathers at some point as they wear out and become damaged, but when do they do it and how?