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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

We've been nominated for a top BBC Countryfile award!

Thursday 19th January 2017

A beaver sits on the banks of the River OtterWith your vote our work with the River Otter beavers could win an award

Local conservation charity Devon Wildlife Trust could be in line for a prestigious honour for its work with beavers.

Tagged with: Species, BBC, Beavers, Countryfile, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust. Scotland

It's victory (at least for now)

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Avocets land at the Exe Estuary: one of the Devon places to have enjoyed protection under the EU's Nature Directives. Photo: Neil Bygrave

News broke today that the 28 member states of the European Commission have decided that the Nature Directives are not to be revised or weakened. These laws have provided the cornerstone of wildlife and landscape protection for the past 35 years.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, European Uniion, Harry Barton, Legislation, Nature Directives, Protection

Two new beavers released at secret East Devon location

Thursday 26th May 2016

Beaver takes its first wild swimA female beaver takes to the water in its new East Devon home. Photo, Nick Upton/naturepl.com

• Two beavers released to join existing wild colony on River Otter • Successful – and sanctioned - release hailed as crucial next step in the story of England’s wild beaver • New arrivals will add to the ‘genetic diversity’ of the existing wild population

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