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 12 2019

Smithills Volunteer Update 12th August 2019

Hello all  Welcome  To our newest volunteer… Russ Hedley!!!! (No escape for Russ).  Task day The next task day is on Sunday (18th), 9.30am to 12.30pm, and it will be plug planting of wildflowers near to Sugar Loaf. This is in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, who have supplied...

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Aug 12 2019

Balsam pulling in Dora’s Wood

For the past four seasons our local wildlife group has been on a quest to destroy all balsam at Woodland Trust's Dora's Wood!. Quite an adventure it has been - nobbled by nettles, snatched by sticky weed while braving the brambles to reach the illusive...

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Aug 12 2019

Are you a ‘buzzing’ poet?

With the exciting find of a Shrill carder bee at our Victory Wood site in Kent, The Bumblebee Conservation Trust wanted to share news of their poetry competition, open to people who reside in Kent who wish to wax lyrical - poetically of course - about...

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Aug 11 2019

Smithills Volunteer Update 30th July 2019

Hello all Welcome To Siobhan Fearon, who joins the Wildlife Group.    Sport on the Square Alex, Pete and Pam braved the hottest day of the year (34.5 degrees!) stood under a gazebo on the Town Hall Square, where they spoke to visitors about the various wellbeing activities we have...

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