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North Dorset Nature – Episode 24

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

On this week’s show:

  • Natalie Bourchier and Ben Hussey discuss the peculiar lifestyle of the mole and investigate some of the remarkable adaptations that allow this creature to be suited to a life underground.
  • Nick Crump visits Jonathan Thomson at Underhill Wood Nature Reserve in East Knoyle. He tells the story and ideas that led to a major rewilding project.
  • Dee Abbott discovers the cow pat – a wet and smelly micro-habitat that is of significant importance to insects and birds.