(Jim White) The tiny fragments of Dorset grassland that remain rich in wildlife are widely scattered, mirroring the underlying geology. They range from ancient pasture in the clay vales to the herb-strewn turf of the chalk downland, from a handful of precious patches of acid grassland on the rim of eastern heaths, to traditional meadows like those at Kingcombe in the west of the county.
Dorset’s downs, meadows and pastures provide a home for some of our best-loved plants and animals – the skylark, early purple orchid, corky-fruited water dropwort and great drifts of cowslips.
79 pages. Soft covers.