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North Dorset Nature – Episode 30

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

On this week’s show:

  • Nick Crump chats to Tom Perrett about the common house sparrow – a cheeky little bird that has made itself at home where ever people have settled. Why is the mortality rate so high and yet they are abundant? With no real song, they can still make themselves heard and understood.
  • Mary Myers, sets ten challenging wildlife questions. If you listened to last week’s show, you stand a good chance of getting most right.
  • Christopher Nicholson describes the natural world as observed from a bridge across the River Nadder.
  • Alexandra Richards finds wildlife in England far more agreeable than her former home in Australia. However, as she reveals in scary detail, the Dorset countryside is not entirely free of hazardous plants and animals.