Devon Wildlife Trust

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

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

Help save one of Devon’s most endangered species

Monday 3rd April 2017

Our captive breeding of mussels has been successful - so far.

A conservation project which aims to save one of Devon’s most endangered animals is now urgently seeking donations from the public so that it can continue its vital work.

Tagged with: Fundraising, Devon Wildlife Trust, Donate, Freeshwater Biological Association, Freshwater pearl mussels, North devon, River, Taw, Torridge, Wildlife

Views being sought on estuary's future

Monday 3rd April 2017

Devon Wildlife Trust's Dawlish Warren nature reserveA public consultation on the future of the Exe Estuary runs until the end of April 2017

Have your say on the Review of Exe Estuary Zones & Codes of Conduct before the end of April.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Consultation, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exe Estuary, Wildlife

Seaton Jurassic nominated for six awards!

Thursday 30th March 2017

Seaton Jurassic's entranceTop marks! Seaton Jurassic has drawn no less than six award nominations in its first year

Our East Devon visitor attraction, Seaton Jurassic, has been shortlisted for no less than six top awards from bodies which look to honour the nation’s best new buildings.

Tagged with: Architecture, Awards, Devon Wildlife Trust, East Devon District Council, Planning, Seaton Jurassic

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