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In Britain there are 18 species of resident bats, 16 of which occur in Devon; they feed largely on moths, flies, beetles and other flying insects and are mainly active from spring to autumn. However, from late autumn to early spring their food – flyi Read more

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Join Assistant Ranger Stuart for a spot of spring cleaning on Haytor Down for the beautiful Pearl Bordered and Small Pearl Bordered Butterfly! The Pearl Bordered is a particularly fussy client in its demand for a ‘well-balanced’ bracken environment, Read more

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Ask any visitor what Dartmoor means to them and they will inevitably say ‘Dartmoor ponies’! Ensuring a sustainable future for these animals is vital for the preservation of traditional bloodlines, for the ecology of the moor and for the benefit of t Read more

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The delicious wonders of autumn One of the real pleasures of living in the temperate zone is experiencing the different seasons. Every autumn the trees and hedgerows in the Devon countryside are bursting with nuts, berries, fruits and seeds... Read more

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Be (bee?!) kind to hornets, says charity A leading local wildlife charity is hoping to bring the plight of the humble hornet to the public’s attention. Devon Wildlife Trust is worried that a spate of recent news stories about the threats... Read more

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