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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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Hornet #0026

Geoff Foale

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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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 Read 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 Read more

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