FOR October the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) species of the month has been named as the daddy long-legs spider and now the organisation is asking you to record any sightings.

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The trust carries out surveys of its species of the month which are collated to build up a picture of the state of the wildlife in the county.

Dorset residents are being asked to document their encounters with daddy long-legs so the trust can have an understanding of how well the species is doing in Dorset.

The species has a tiny, tubular shape body and long legs; hence the name. And it is predominantly found indoors.

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To document your encounter with a daddy long legs visit the trust’s website.