Devon Wildlife Trust

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

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

Farmers go behind scenes to discover source of local water

Monday 30th January 2017

Upstream Thinking in action: East Devon Farmers gather to get an insight into the work of South West Water

East Devon farmers and landowners recently got an exclusive behind the scenes view of a South West Water plant.

Tagged with: Business, Devon Wildlife Trust, East Devon, Farmers, Farming, South west water, Upstream Thinking, Water