Dec 11 2018

Eager Beavers at Fingle Woods

 There are no beavers at Fingle Woods but diesel-powered machines are building beaver dams   As the “rewilding” debate expands its wings outside the confines of the conservation world and enters the mainstream media, Fingle Woods finds itself looking at where it can play a part. In...

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Nov 24 2018

A Tour of East Dartmoor

The Conservation Assistants recently led a guided tour of the National Nature Reserve (NNR) for the Dartmoor National Park apprentices.  This was a chance for them to see what the trainee scheme at East Dartmoor NNR is all about, and for both sides to network,...

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Nov 22 2018

WW1 Planting at Frank’s Wood

On Sunday 18 November Colerne Parish remembered their First World War fallen by the planting of 23 trees in the Woodland Trust’s Frank’s Wood. Wiltshire Council, through the Woodland Trust’s First World War project, invited communities to mark the centenary by planting trees across the county,...

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Nov 20 2018

A Year in Yarner

In searching the waterways for signs of otters, Natural England volunteer, Emma, has been discovering the beauty of Yarner Wood as it changes through the seasons… For the last year I have been volunteering as part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve otter survey team,...

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Nov 09 2018

Elm on the Edge

The story of the wych elm trees in the Bovey Valley Woods has reached its final chapter. The volunteers of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve began the adventure began back in 2016 when a hunt for the diminished population of elms took a painstakingly...

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Nov 03 2018

Nesting Herons

Back in June the South West area held their volunteer week thank you event at Curry Rivel, and we spent the afternoon at RSPB Swell Wood. The main reason for choosing the wood was owing to the nesting herons. At the time I did not have...

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