Paul Evans visits Dorset to find out why heathland birds don't welcome hordes of visitors. Whether people come on foot or bikes, they all have an impact.
Paul Evans visits Dorset to find out why heathland birds don't welcome hordes of visitors.
Some wildlife organisations advocate the importance of 're-connecting' with the natural world, which means encouraging people onto nature reserves and other places rich in wildlife to experience it first hand. But whether people go as naturalists, horse-riders, dog-walkers or mountain-bikers, they all have an impact on the places they visit.
Paul tramps the heaths to find out why nightjars and woodlarks are averse to hordes of visitors.