The Coombe: magical, wild farmland
We have left the mysterious creatures of the dry, hot heathland of the Isle of Purbeck and headed to the west of Dorset, where we are surrounded by chalk downland, ancient deciduous forests and lush grassy meadows. Here the wildlife is a little more familiar, but no less interesting.
For the next week, our team are zoning in on a few acres of magical, wild farmland we're calling 'The Coombe'. We'll be following the lives of three families: the roe deer - Mum, Dad and a newborn kid - and their neighbours, the foxes, and a big extended family of badgers. We'll also be featuring a host of other characters who live in and around The Coombe: woodpeckers, skylarks, owls and wild boar.