RIVERS & STREAMS
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, the fast-flowing Axe in the west, the Bride, Brit, Cerne and Corfe – as well as the Stour and its remarkable network of tributaries. 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 invertebrates, 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.
One of five full colour ‘Discover Dorset’ guides to Dorset’s different wildlife habitats produced in partnership with – and in aid of – the Dorset Wildlife Trust.
138 x 204mm
Colour illustrations throughout
Published in partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust
ISBN 1 904349 10 2