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Silver-spotted Skipper by Peter Eeles

Searching for the Silver-spotted Skipper in Shaftesbury

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is inviting families to make the most of the final weeks of summer by joining the search for one of our rarest butterflies, the Silver-spotted Skipper.

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*VIDEO* Stone Curlew spotted in Portland Bill

Footage from YouTube user Martin Cade of a Stone Curlew. Captured in Portland Bill, Dorset

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Dorset walk around Chaldon Herring and Chaldon Down

Edward Griffths enjoys a lovely summer walk through the glorious rolling downland that overlooks Purbeck and Portland

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Interview with Dorset author Jason Goodwin

As the son of Jocasta Innes, Jason Goodwin had a peripatetic childhood. Now an award-winning author living in Dorset, he has assumed his mother’s nonconformist mantle

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Interview with Buckham Fair founders Martin and Philippa Clunes

Martin Clunes is the Doctor Dolittle of TV comedy. Acting might be his day job but animals are his passion. The Doc Martin stalwart houses a veritable menagerie at his Beaminster estate.

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Maria Greenwood’s on her musician of the month and a fear of flying

A fear of flying can severely limit your travelling horizons - unless you’re lucky enough to live in a beautiful staycation county like Dorset

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Man: Ride and Shine Tee (£19.99), Chino Short (£39.99) and Waverly Grey Boat Shoe (£44.99) Woman: Deck Chair Scoop Neck Tee (£22.99), Honeylake Beach Short (£19.99) Fleetwood Coral Boat Shoe (£39.99) and Polka Overnight Bag (£39.99)

Nick Jackson swaps London for Poole to set up fashion label inspired by his outdoor lifestyle

Desperate to immerse himself in the beauty of his native Dorset, Nick Jackson left the capital and set up a business in Poole. Now he has gone a step further and created a fashion label inspired by his outdoor lifestyle

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