Devon Wildlife Trust

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

Has Santa's beard been found in North Devon?

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Hedgehog fungusThe hedgehog fungus found by Meg Galley-Taylor

If Father Christmas appears beardless in our skies this Christmas then he could do worse than to visit North Devon to reclaim his famous white facial fuzz.

Tagged with: Species, Beard, Devon Wildlife Trust, Father Christmas, Fungi, Meg, North devon, Santa Claus

Enjoy free cream tea at historic mill thanks to National Lottery!

Monday 4th December 2017

One of Exeter’s historic attractions is opening its doors to visitors for free tours and cream teas.

Tagged with: Events & Shows, Cream tea, Cricklepit Mill, Devon Wildlife Trust, Event, Exeter, Free, Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic, HLF, Mill, National Lottery

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

Wildlife garden wins again

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Mayor Roberts (centre), with Head Gardener Jon Madge, members of the DWT Garden Group and DWT Chair of Trustees Peta Foxhall (2nd left) in the Cricklepit Mill garden

Devon Wildlife Trust's Cricklepit Mill has won a prestigious 'Britain in Bloom' award from the Royal Horticultural Society. It's the second time the garden has been given the accolade.

Tagged with: Wildlife gardening, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter, Garden, Gardening, Mayor, RHS, Royal Horticultural Society, Volunteers

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

Pupils to parade prehistoric reptile at carnival

Thursday 7th September 2017

Children from Colyton Primary proudly parade their icthyosaur

Staff at our East Devon visitor Seaton Jurassic attraction have teamed-up with a local school to produce what is bound to be one of the more unusual sites at this year’s eagerly-awaited Colyton Carnival.

Tagged with: Outdoor learning, Colyton, Devon Wildlife Trust, Reptile, School, Seaton Jurassic

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

Meet our new President: Prof Iain Stewart

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Prof Iain Stewart Our new President: Prof Iain Stewart MBE

Plymouth University academic and TV geologist Professor Iain Stewart MBE has been revealed as our new president.

Tagged with: Devon Wildlife Trust, Geology, Iain Stewart, Plymouth, President, Wembury, Wildlife

People of Exeter, is your garden officially wildlife-friendly?

Monday 3rd July 2017

DWT's Emily Stallworthy is leading the search for Exeter's wildlife gardens

We're offering green-fingered folk living in Exeter the chance to have their patches honoured as a ‘wildlife-friendly garden’.

Tagged with: Wildlife gardening, Devon Wildlife Trust, Emily stallworthy, Exeter, Exeter wild city, Gardening, Hedgehogs, Wildlife