Late winter/spring is just the right time to learn more about birdsong, as we gradually become aware of the sound that has largely been absent since last autumn. More and more birds are starting to sing and you can hear many of them in your garden a more

13 Feb 2018 15:24 Naturalist

Since childhood, ponds and their inhabitants have fascinated me: dipping a jam-jar or net into a neighbourhood pond was to enter a world completely unlike that on dry land. Reading reports of the legendary ‘marches’ when frogs would simultaneously re more

5 Dec 2017 15:43 Naturalist

October is the month when late-staying summer visitors such as swallows and house martins, shortly heading off for Africa, overlap with early winter visitors like redwings and fieldfares from Scandinavia. These winter thrushes feed voraciously on haw more

17 Oct 2017 12:29 Naturalist

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


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


You are invited to dive into the Magnificent Mires project this summer holiday! When: Thursday 27th July 10:30 – 15:30 Where: Haytor Visitor Centre Join us for a day packed full of family activities and learn about the important part bogs play on D more


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


The British Hen Welfare Trust has been forced to let 12,000 hens go to slaughter due to the threat of bird flu. Defra announced an Avian Flu Prevention Zone on 6 December for 30 days req more


The beautiful music of a group of top singers and songwriters is enchanting audiences at the Eden Project’s spectacular laser show this Christmas. Singer and guitarist Jamie Crowe and choir leader Vicky Abbott are heading up the Sound of Light... more

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Okehampton Walk & Talk are a friendly walking group who walk around Okehampton. The group is part of the national Walking for Health network, England largest network of health walks. Here in Devon there are 115 health walks happening every week... 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


Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project Due to their nocturnal activity and special status as the only flying mammal, bats have sometimes received a less than flattering representation in fiction. However if you have always wanted to know a bit more abou more


What's so special about the Bere Peninsula? To the casual visitor it probably resembles many of West Devon's parishes with its narrow lanes, Devon hedges surrounding small fields and patches of woodland. I would however encourage you to get away from more


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