Oct 26 2020

Autumnal working woodlands

While we may be enjoying watching the progress of the autumnal colours at Fingle, for centuries this time of year would have been a busy round of foraging, as well as gathering the food and wood that would have helped people, livestock and wildlife make...

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Oct 13 2020

Spotlight on Heather

For thousands of years the prominent position occupied by Wooston Hillfort has played an important role for both wildlife and the human species. Long before the Iron Age settlers, the look of this bulging spur of land has transformed from one era to the next....

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Oct 07 2020

Autumn’s tapestry

Misty mornings with a slight chill and the smell of damp in the air – the leaves are turning yellow; but what type of Autumn colour will we have this year? As the daylight hours are shortening and it’s getting cooler, deciduous trees and shrubs are...

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Oct 01 2020

Building Resilience Back in the Bovey

This August saw the return of Plantlife’s Building Resilience in the South-West project to Bovey Valley woods. In partnership with the Woodland Trust and Natural England, this National Lottery Heritage Fund funded project has seen the valleys historic field boundaries surveyed and managed, to increase their...

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Sep 04 2020

South West Update

Dear South West volunteers We hope this newsletter finds you well and you have managed to stay safe and healthy. 2020 has obviously proved to be a challenge owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, with much of our outdoors and face to face volunteering suspended and many...

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