Mrs G Chapman, DWT member, Teignmouth
When my son went to boarding school in1977 I joined the Devon Wildlife Trust, delivering newsletters in Teignmouth.
My favourite DWT nature reserve is Dunsford by Steps Bridge where I took my infant son to see the daffodils – we always enjoy a river walk especially in the Teign; in a delightful valley full of gorgeous trees. The daffs, wood anemones, bluebells and wild garlic appear in a succession of yellow, white and blue carpets, with birds, ducks, dippers, pheasants and all sorts of wildlife, not forgetting the wood ants. 45 years later we still enjoy walking the dogs up there regularly – always something new and different. Cleared areas to help the fritillary butterflies and wood stacks to encourage creepy crawlies.
It epitomises the work of DWT, local Trust, and our interest in wildlife and nature continues to grow because of it.
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