Feb 24 2020

Frogspawn February

Frogspawn in Fingle woods is another signal that winter is drawing to an end. But, is it early and what will happen when, or if, there is a cold snap? Data from Nature’s Calendar (a citizen science project run by the Woodland Trust and the UK...

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Feb 21 2020

Winter Winching at Wooston

January is normally a quite month for most people.  Post-Christmas, the short days and inclement weather tend to mean hunkering down until spring has truly sprung, which usually doesn’t happen until well into March, especially on Dartmoor!  However, if you are a National Trust Volunteer...

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Feb 14 2020

Dozing Dormice (Part 2)

In our earlier Dozing Dormouse blog (Part 1) we explored the usual routes to monitoring dormice either through licensed surveying or through signs of presence – from long empty summer nests – to discarded dormouse dinners of gnawed nuts. National Nature Reserves (NNRs) were set up to both protect habitats,...

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Feb 13 2020

The South West Region

The South West Region One of the questions I often get asked is how the South West region is made up both of staff and volunteers. The South West is also home of Avon Valley Woods . Avon Valley Woods is very special to us because the...

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Feb 01 2020

Dormice Dozing (Part 1)

Whilst the trees in the woods appear to be standing still, waiting for spring to arrive, buried within the leaf litter one of our most iconic native mammals has also put its life on hold, until spring arrives. The size of a thumb, our native hazel...

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