conservation

Blue is (still) the colour…

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:17pm

Paignton Zoo was founded by an eccentric millionaire who was obsessed with the colour blue - so he'd be delighted with this latest success.

New Year, new challenge at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:59pm

Volunteer with Living Coasts in Torquay - it's good for you and good for conservation, too!

Great Trees in the Clyst Valley: New project puts down roots!

Authored by Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
Posted: Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:24am

An exciting new outdoor programme designed to encourage local people to explore, record and restore the heritage landscape of trees in fields, hedges, parks and orchards across East Devon’s Clyst Valley is now underway following the appointment of a project officer.

Following a successful bid for a £52,100 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point has recruited Jon Freeman to lead a 2 year ‘programme of discovery’ with volunteers which will include walks, workshops, research and events leading to the creation of tree...

Get building for bees competition launched

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:08pm

Devon Local Nature Partnership has launched its ‘Build for Bees’ competition to inspire the public to provide habitats for pollinators.

It was launched at the Devon Outdoor Learning and Sustainability Conference at Buckfast Abbey as part of the ‘Get Devon Buzzing’ campaign.

Prizes include an exclusive tour of Goren Farm near Honiton, memberships to the Devon Wildlife Trust, Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and wildflower seed packs.

A great activity for schools, the competition aims to encourage the public to get outdoors and to take part in practical...

Second Sunday volunteering: Past, present and future

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 9:21am

Conservation volunteers who help maintain one of Dartmoor’s top beauty spots have rounded off their year with an expert guided tour and mince pies.

The Second Sunday group meets every second Sunday of the month at Haytor under the guidance of National Park Authority Ranger Simon Lee.

In the past 12 months they have repaired an ancient leat to prevent flooding on the road near the Visitor Centre and restored wetland by the Becka Brook to safeguard the feeding grounds of the rare marsh fritillary butterfly.

Perhaps the volunteers’ most obvious work has been on the 200...

New conservation stewards for Exeter, East Devon and Teignbridge

Authored by amountjoy
Posted: Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:56pm

Two new Habitat Mitigation Officers have been appointed to give information, advice and guidance to the public across the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren and East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. Their role will help provide safe areas for people to enjoy and protect the important bird species these areas support.

Justin Hart and Samantha Euridge are employed by East Devon District Council on behalf of the South East Devon Habitat Regulations Partnership (SEDHRP) of Teignbridge, Exeter and East Devon Councils, which was set up earlier this year to off-set the effects of new developments and...

What's that bird?

Event Date: 
30/03/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Tower Hide, Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2DQ

Whatever your experience come along and improve your bird identification skills

An informal drop-in session to improve your bird identification skills.

Whatever your level of knowledge come along and enjoy an afternoons birdwatching with the help of a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide.

Meet in the Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands.

Telescopes and binoculars are available for use in the hide free of charge during the session.

Find out more here: http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/march-2017/whats-...

Night walk at Trinity Hill

Event Date: 
15/03/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Trinity Hill local nature reserve, Trinity Hill Road, EX13 8TB

Experience the heathland at night

Listen for owls, search for stars and take in the night time view of the Axe Valley.

Discover how good your night vision really is with the Countryside Ranger as you explore this beautiful heathland at night.

The adventure will finish with a hot chocolate to warm up!

Wear stout foot wear, wrap up warm, and bring a torch (just in case).

Find out more: http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/march-2017/night-...

What's that bird?

Event Date: 
28/01/2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Tower Hide, Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Improve your bird identification skills

An informal drop-in session to improve your bird identification skills.

Whatever your level of knowledge come along and bird watch with the help of a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer guide.

Meet in the Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands.

Telescopes and binoculars are available for use in the hide free of charge during the session.

Find out more here: http://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/countryside-events/january-2017/what...

Trinity hill LNR work party

Event Date: 
18/01/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Trinity HIll LNR, Trinity Hill Road, Nr Axminster, EX13 8TB

Help with practical tasks at Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve

Help to clear away some of the scrub and Rhododendrons at Trinity Hill with the East Devon District Council Countryside team, Conservation volunteers and the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society.

Your work will clear the way for Exmoor ponies who will come and finish the clearance work as they graze!

Please wear sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing.

All equipment required will be provided.

Find out more here:

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