The natural history of Dorset’s rivers and streams owes much to the character of its many different landscapes. They include chalk-streams like the Frome and Piddle with their seasonal winterbournes, and the fast-flowing Axe in the west, the Bride, Brit, Cerne and Corfe – as well as the Stour and its remarkable network of tributaries, most notably the Moors River. The list could easily lengthen; but it is the quality, not the quantity, that matters most. Dorset’s rivers, streams and associated wetlands support rich communities of plants, fish and invertibrates, including the scarce native crayfish. They also attract a host of birds, remain an important haven for the water vole and are now being recolonised by otters.
Part of an outstanding series of five books examining the main wildlife habitats found in Dorset. All written by leading local experts. Full colour photographs throughout. Each book is card backed, 8″ x 5″ & approximately 80 pages.