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We call for new homes for people and wildlife

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Front cover of report Homes for people and wildlifeThe Wildlife Trusts have outlined their vision for housing

The Wildlife Trusts are leading the way in outlining their new vision for why and how we should be building nature-friendly housing developments.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Building, Built environment, Devon, Homes, Housing, Wildlife

We urge you to go Wild this Christmas and New Year!

Thursday 21st December 2017

New Year is the time to go 'wild' on our reserves

Devon Wildlife Trust is urging people to ‘go wild this New Year! But this isn’t the usual excuse for over indulgence.

Tagged with: Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Nature reserves, New Year, Walks, Wild

The Wildlife Trusts welcome new Chair, Peta Foxall

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Peta Foxall has become the new chair of The Wildlife Trusts. Photo, Daniel Thistlethwaite

Tagged with: Volunteering, Chair, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Peta foxall, The Wildlife Trusts

Rare strawberry spider spotted at Meeth

Tuesday 26th September 2017

A rare strawberry spider has been spotted at Meeth Quarry reserve. Photo, Rob Wolton

A rare and remarkable looking spider has been discovered living at one of Devon Wildlife Trust's North Devon nature reserves.

Tagged with: Species, Devon, Discovery, Meeth, Nature reserve, Rob Wolton, Strawberry spider

The Exe Estuary and its future

Monday 25th September 2017

The Exe Estuary is vital for wading birds. photo: Neil Bygrave

During summer 2017 we took part in the South East Devon Habitat Regulations Partnership Wildlife Refuge Areas Consultation. These are our views...

Tagged with: Birds, Consultation, Devon, Devon County Council, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exe Estuary, Wading

Life found in North Devon dinosaur!

Monday 14th August 2017

Bats have set up home in the belly of a triceratops in North DevonLesser horseshoe bats have been discovered living in the belly of a huge model triceratops

Sixty-six millions years after they were believed to have become extinct, life has been discovered once more in the body of a huge dinosaur.

Tagged with: Species, Bats, Combe Martin, Devon, Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project, Devon Wildlife Trust, Dinosaur

Devon Wildlife Trust team up with fire service to warn of risk of wild fires

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Wild fire takes hold of a Devon heathlandLittle rain over the past two months have left parts of the countryside at risk

• Devastating impact of recent Woodbury Common fire is a ‘warning’ • Fire Service and Devon Wildlife Trust ask public to take care and be vigilant

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Devon, Devon and Somerset Fire Service, Devon Wildlife Trust, Heathland, Wild fire, Woodbury Common

Beavers scoop top BBC Countryfile Magazine Award

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Beaver kits on river bank Two beaver kits feed on the banks of the River Otter, summer 2017

The remarkable story of Devon’s wild beavers goes on with the announcement that the Westcountry rodents have now won a top national award.

Tagged with: Species, Beaver, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, River Otter Beaver Trial

New England Wood becomes our 50th nature reserve

Wednesday 1st March 2017

View through nature reserve showing river and treesLooking for a New England? Then welcome to our 50th nature reserve

A woodland which was saved from development has become Devon Wildlife Trust’s 50th nature reserve.

Tagged with: Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Nature reserve, New England Wood, Plymouth, Say Yes to Wildlife

Devon Wildlife Trust hopes to open ‘Nature School’

Friday 27th January 2017

Children examine nature out of doorsDevon's first Nature School will maximise children's time learning out of doors. Photo, Charlie Tyjas

Devon Wildlife Trust has announced that it hopes to open Devon’s first ‘Nature School’.

Tagged with: Outdoor learning, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Harry Barton, Nature school, Okehampton