Dorset Mammal Group
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The Dorset Wildlife Trust on DWT,on Steve Jones farmer website, the Government website for e-petitions, at Team Badger on their website andfacebook and last but not least The Badger Trust on their website
Otter (Lutra lutra)
Good news! Otter (Lutra lutra) spraint has been discovered in the river at Netherbury. This means that an otter (or otters) frequent our bit of the river. Population numbers must be recovering and our river must be relatively unpolluted.
This fungus was found near Netherbury in July 2011. It is called Clathrus Archeri and this is the first time it has been found in Dorset. The common name is Devil’s Finger or Octopus Stinkhorn as it can have up to eight fingers.
Mark James of the DWT has confirmed the find and it has been registered as a first with the Dorset Env. Records Centre.