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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Jun 06 2019

Botany, Bees and Butterflies

Since the early days of the Fingle restoration project the ever-changing plant life has been recorded; monitoring progress towards the conservation goal of bringing life back to the woods. The variety and abundance of plants around the site are used as an indicator of the...

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