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The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard Feature Brilliant Footage of Otter at Lower Mill

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One of the UK’s most charismatic mammals spotted at Lower Mill Estate

“One of the UK’s most charismatic mammals has made itself at home in the Cotswolds.

An otter has been spotted on the Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswold Water Park, near Cirencester.

It hasn’t just been making use of the rivers, ponds, lakes and reedbeds in the wilder parts of the Estate, but also those right in the heart of the development, a mere whiskers length from humans and houses.

Over the last 20 years, Lower Mill Estate has created numerous lakes, ditches, ponds and reedbeds across the Estate which provide the perfect habitat for these elusive and nocturnal mammals to move through.”

Our aim as a group is to show that ecology, architecture and community can exist in harmony and flourish together and we continue to do just that. Development does not have to damage the natural environment, or even aim just not to disturb it, but done correctly, architecture and ecology can help each other thrive.

Click the link below to view the fantastic footage captured by our multi-talented groundsman Bob Iles and read the comments from our group ecologist, Dr Phoebe Carter.

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