Close to areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest, our diverse region is host to a wide variety of wildlife.
Otters can be seen in the River Stour. They have even been spotted by camera in our village! They were investigating food & water bowls, presumably having travelled along the village stream.Be enchanted by the red squirrels on a day out to Brown Sea Island.There are even wild goats to be easily spotted at Cheddar Gorge.You might not see these shy visitors, but in the Spring you can hear nightingales at nearby Alners Gorse Reserve, and you can find rare butterflies and moths all summer long.You might be lucky enough to spot dolphins off the coastline at Portland Bill.You are sure to see flocks of swans at Abbotsbury Swannery near Chesil Beach. In the Springtime, you will see the baby cygnets too.