Bird ringing demonstration by Axe Estuary Ringing Group
An exciting chance to see wild birds up close as they are ringed to allow us to obtain important data about them.
Please note, this event is dependent on suitable conditions and weather. Sometimes the event is unavoidably cancelled at the last minute. Check the Axe Estuary Ringing Group's blog for up to date information.
Dartmoor National Park Conservation Works Team has been busy this week, working with archaeologists to make repairs to the nationally important medieval settlement at Hound Tor.
Repairs are needed periodically to replace stones which have been dislodged by cattle rubbing, erosion or human interference. The work involves identifying where stones originated in the walls of the buildings and repositioning them in their original locations – occasionally using discrete amounts of glue to ensure the stones remain in place.
An illegal trade in marine turtles is continuing despite legislation and conservation awareness campaigns, a pioneering study has shown.
The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter in the Cape Verde islands, 500 km off the West Coast of Africa, and one of the world’s leading nesting sites for the protected loggerhead species, found that the biological impact of the trade has been previously underestimated and that turtles are still being harvested and consumed.
Come along to Haytor this Sunday (8 May) and join Dartmoor National Park Ranger Simon Lee as he leads a team of volunteers to continue working on the popular Templer Way walking route near Haytor. The day runs from 10:30 until 3:30 and starts at the National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor.
The Templer Way follows the route by which granite was taken from the quarries in the Haytor area during the 1800s on an 18 mile journey toTeignmouth on the south coast.
East Devon Conservation volunteers have dedicated an amazing 1800 hours to help keep the countryside looking beautiful since they were established more than two years ago.
The volunteering group was established in September 2013 and since then the group has gone from strength to strength. There are now a number of regular volunteers who give up their time to play an important role in the development and conservation of the district's fantastic wildlife and habitats.
THE iconic image screen on the front of Exeter Cathedral is to undergo an extensive renovation – made possible thanks to the support of The Prince of Wales who made a donation through The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation.
The three rows of statues on the West Front were added to the already constructed Cathedral between 1340 and 1470, and depict angels, kings and prophets and disciples of Jesus.
A family-run caravan and camping park on the East Devon coast is celebrating its latest clutch of awards.
And the team at Oakdown Holiday Park is particularly proud of one of its achievements - its David Bellamy gold award.
The award recognises Oakdown’s enduring commitment to preserving the natural environment - and it is the 20th time they have won it. It was presented to Doreen and Roger Franks at a ceremony in London.