Jun 04 2021

Buttercups at Haddon Wood

The Buttercups are now blooming in Haddon Wood and there are three different species, so I thought it would be nice to look at them. Interestingly the name Buttercup did not come into common use until the middle of the eighteenth century. Before that there...

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May 14 2021

Owlets at Duncliffe wood

On a rather damp Sunday morning a group of dedicated and trained volunteers went out to Duncliffe wood to check our nest boxes They had an unexpectedly successful visit. Other local woodland trust woods checked earlier this month didn’t reveal any Tawny owls but Duncliffe did...

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Apr 13 2021

Monitoring the Herd

When the medieval inhabitants of the Teign valley introduced a herd of fallow deer to Whiddon Deer park, they could scarcely have imagined that 500 years later, we would be counting their descendants as they wander through Fingle Woods at night. It would be even...

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Mar 29 2021

An Industrious Rural Landscape

Devon’s landscapes are often considered to be among the most beautiful and diverse in the country. From the wind-swept moors and steep river valleys of Dartmoor, rolling through the lush green hills of south Devon to the towns, estuaries and beaches along the sparkling coast,...

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Mar 12 2021

Rings around the Woods

Whilst a lot of society is in lockdown restrictions with local walks or exercise being the only solace people can take from a laptop or home schooling, I’ve been lucky enough to be out in the woods creating habitat. We’ve been working in Halls Cleave in...

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Dec 14 2020

South West Christmas Zoom event

We held our first all-region volunteer zoom event on Thursday 10th December from 7-8.30pm. The event was attended by 28 people. The evening started with a welcome from Amanda Bealing Volunteer Development officer, explaining  the format of the evening and how to use the chat function. Rich Brown...

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