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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Jun 20 2019

The Water of Life

After a night of heavy rain, yet another Dartmoor deluge, I’m waiting in the Postbridge car park to meet David Leach. He is the Dartmoor Peatland Restoration Project Officer and, after introductions, we get kitted up for a two-mile trudge in full waterproofs to check...

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