Sep 03 2019

Insects in Devon Woods

Once again a huge thank you to our amazing photographer Geoff Foale for his documentation of insects in some Devon woods. Geoff recorded a female wasp spider in Woodleigh Wood which he said ‘I have been searching for 10 years and this is the first...

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Aug 28 2019

Horsing around with BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today

Woodland Wildlife Toolkit coverage distracted by working horses Back in the spring, BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme team visited Fingle Woods to learn about woodland restoration and our involvement in the development of the Woodland Wildlife Toolkit. Farming Today’s Sybil Ruscoe came to learn all about how Fingle Woods has been sharing...

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Aug 19 2019

A Guided Walk with a Difference!

Dartmoor’s Wheelchair Access Group (WAGs), led by two Moorland Guides, have spent a day at East Dartmoor NNR testing a route for the Dartmoor Walking Festival in August (24th-1st September) to see what was possible for a wide range of wheelchair users. We met at Middle Trendlebere car...

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Aug 18 2019

My Lichen Summer School

Visitors might be drawn in by the birds, bats and butterflies, or even the possibility of seeing an elusive otter, but the Bovey Valley, in the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve is also renowned for its more unassuming residents, an internationally renowned lichen population. The...

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Aug 09 2019

Dormice Footprint Detectives

Our new volunteer wardens at Avoncliff Wood are trialing dormouse footprint tunnels at our recent acquisition in the west country. As part of a full monitoring study of the plants and animals at Avoncliff Wood, the volunteers have installed 30 dormice tunnels lined with white card,...

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Jul 23 2019

The Big Butterfly count is on

Every year the butterfly conservation trust run the big butterfly count from the 19th July to 11th August Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment which makes them excellent #biodiversity indicators 🦋 Photo: Large White (Pieris brassicae) by Kasia Bednarska From Butterfly conservation trust It would be fantastic if...

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