Meeth Quarry nature reserve
Our nature reserves
Please help us make Meeth Quarry nature reserve an even richer place for
Barn owls hunting over fields of orchids, dragonflies darting from pond to pond,
brown hares racing to a soundtrack of birdsong - have you been to Meeth Quarry
As the Nature Reserves Officer for our largest new reserve I’ve spent much of my
year on the site, near Hatherleigh - and there are two things I’ve learned about the
place. One, that this recovering ex-industrial landscape is already good for wildlife.
Two, that there’s a lot of work still to be done to make Meeth Quarry even better
for birds, insects, mammals and plants – and for visitors too.
We successfully raised the funds required to buy the site in 2012, and secured further funding to make the new nature reserve safe for you to visit and explore. But now we’ve got a long list of plans to increase the wildlife riches at Meeth Quarry over the coming months: improving the lakes, ponds and ditches, managing the woodland and grassland - all of which will take time and money. That’s why we’re asking for your help today: any contribution you can make will help Meeth Quarry’s wildlife.
But we’d also like to give you the chance to make a small part of Meeth Quarry your own. By giving £125 to this appeal you can ‘Adopt an Acre’ of the reserve: you can choose which habitat you’d like to ‘adopt’ and we’ll send you a personalised certificate with a map showing the location of your adopted plot.
Click here to learn more about the wildlife I’ve seen at Meeth Quarry this year, our future plans and for details of how to Adopt an Acre for yourself or as a gift.
Click here to make a donation to help wildlife at Meeth Quarry
Click here to Adopt an Acre at Meeth Quarry
And if you haven’t visited the reserve, do come along and spend a few hours exploring our third biggest site (click here for directions) – there’s a good chance you’ll see me there, along with my seven assistants: our Exmoor ponies!
Nature Reserves Officer, Meeth Quarry