Locally distinct names of animals found in Dorset
We have started to put together some of the locally distnct names given to wild animals found in Dorset. Please send us any others you know of so we can build up a lexicon of these traditional names.
Source: Hardy's Cottage Visitor Centre in Thorncombe Wood, Higher Boackhampton.
Source: From 'Dorset up along and down along: a collection of history, tradition, folklore, flower names and herbal lore' compiled by the Dorset Federation of Women's Institutes [Publ 1951]:
|Common name||Dorset name 1||Dorset name 2|
|Ant heap||Emmet butt|