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There are a number of moths that break the fly-by-night rule that we are used to and a few of them are large enough to match butterflies in size. I have described the visits of the Humming Bird Hawk moth to the valerian in our garden in a previous ar more

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Many of us enjoy holidays abroad and nearly all of us get there by plane. However, consider the birds of the air and some of the insects, many of which travel similar long distances to humans, yet they do it entirely under their own steam. One of the more

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Devon Wildlife Trust welcomes possibility of 9 new Marine Conservation Zones for Devon and 41 nationwide Today the government has launched a consultation asking the public for their views about protecting a new group of Marine Conservation Zones (M more

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Thousands of hens are looking for furry friends to spend their days with this spring. The ex-commercial hens, currently sat in cages laying eggs for supermarkets, have been told to pack their bags because their lives are being saved. They’ll soon b more

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A 5-mile walk in the Plym Valley with Bruce Pryde of Tavistock Ramblers. Walk down the River Plym from Cadover Bridge (SX555646) through woodland to Shaugh Bridge. Across the river are the Dewerstone rocks, always a favourite with climbers. We return more

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Thousands of hens will be emerging from their cages into the autumn sunshine and looking for new homes this month. With forecasters predicting warm weather to make up for the UK’s wet summer, it’s a great time to adopt some ex-bats so they can make more

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England’s National Parks are vital resources that will sit at the centre of plans to improve physical and mental wellbeing thanks to a new partnership between Public Health England and the nation’s ten National Parks. Free to access and open 24 hours more

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Sixty-six millions years after they were believed to have become extinct, life has been discovered once more in the body of a huge dinosaur. While the giant lizards once roamed the prehistoric lands of a supercontinent known as Pangea, this time the more

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There is something for everyone at this summer’s Dartmoor Wildlife Festival which takes place at Meldon Old Quarry on Tuesday 15 August. Discover more about a variety of Dartmoor creatures and their homes through a series of free drop in events an more

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Viewers of a very different kind of reality TV will be going batty in the coming weeks. People can tune into a live webcam of a greater horseshoe bat roost to see hundreds of the rare animals appearing on screen at one time. The bat cam is beaming li more

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Celebrate National Picnic Week 2017 by picking up some free range pies and pasties and holding a Free Range Friday for the British Hen Welfare Trust. The week, which celebrates all things al fresco, takes place between Friday, 16 June and Sunday, 25 more

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30 Days Wild campaign urges people to connect with local nature Campaign kicks off with special Exeter event Study shows positive benefits to health and welfare in people taking part in 30 Days Wild A wildlife charity is urging local people to g more

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Devon Wildlife Trust and RSPB are today calling on voters to ask their prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) about how they plan to restore nature in the West Country. In an unusual move the two leading nature charities will be riding into Ply more

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Visitors and wildlife at a Dartmoor nature reserve have been the beneficiaries of a generous funder. Help from the SUEZ Communities Trust has enabled Devon Wildlife Trust to make some significant improvement to its Bellever Moor and Meadows nature more

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Devastating impact of recent Woodbury Common fire is a ‘warning’ Fire Service and Wildlife Trust ask public to take care and be vigilant more

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With iconic scenery, un-interrupted seascapes and diverse wildlife Devon has some of the best natural environments in the country right here on our doorstep. The Devon Local Nature Partnership is urging all of us to take a step outside to feel the be more

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Proposals to open Devon’s first Nature School in Okehampton have been met with ‘positivity and support’ following a widespread public consultation conducted over the past two months. The consultation included a public event held in the town on... more

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Join Devon Wildlife Trust and the North Devon Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing at one of the charity’s naturally dark nature reserves, Meeth Quarry. Located in rural Devon away from bright city lights, Meeth Quarry nature reserve pr more

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One aspect of our Devon countryside that most of us take very much for granted are our Devon hedges – well known for their height and covering an astonishing 33,000 miles, but a haven for literally hundreds of species of flora and fauna... more

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B4 has secured at least £8000 of funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. The B4 Project along with the other two successful projects in our region will go forward to a public vote in Tesco stores with their customers deciding the outcome. The more

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Tarka Turbines have submitted a draft planning application for permission to erect three wind turbines on public land close to Torrington town centre. The proposed 57 metre high structures take the form of three adult otters with the whiskers forming more

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