Apr 02 2019

A Win-Win for Nature

Woodland restoration is a slow process requiring a determined approach and, with good planning and dedication, Houndtor Woods in the Bovey Valley is showing real signs of progress. For decades, the dense cover of introduced conifer trees has been casting shade over the ancient woodland...

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Mar 23 2019

Spring signals

Spring has a habit of creeping up on you, the hazy blush of green around the branches gradually increasing and taking form, until one day you are surrounded by young vibrant leaves full of new life and promise. It’s a gradual process, yet as we...

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Mar 21 2019

Sprucing Up Houndtor Ridge

During a spell of sparkling weather in February a few hints of Spring began to show in Houndtor Wood. This south facing sun trap was once an ancient woodland, part of the network of Atlantic ‘temperate rainforest’ that is native to the western side of...

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Feb 10 2019

Wood Ants in the Winter

Ants are the most numerous creatures on the planet and there are many millions of them living in Fingle Woods, but why is the species of red wood ant (Formica rufa) such an important part of our woodland ecosystem? These wood ants that build the...

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