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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

This website is for the people of Dorset interested in wildlife and for people from elsewhere interested in the wildlife of Dorset!

13 January, 2010

Silver Birch (Betula pendula) [4 of 4]

The Silver Birch freely self seeds and establishes itself. In some areas they have to be taken out to stop them dominating and overwhelming other forms of vegetation.

They are one of our native trees and very good for wildlife in general. You could be forgiven for thinking this was an organised plantation but it is not; it is an area on Arne nature reserve where they have been allowed to grow naturally with all the resulting benefits to other wildlife that they bring.