Species

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

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

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

Massive seed collection gets underway

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Devon Wildlife Trust is playing a key part in an initiative which is protecting the nation’s ‘tree heritage’.

Tagged with: Species, Devon Wildlife Trust, Kew, Millennium Seed Bank, Nature reserves, Seeds

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

Rare 'white blackbird' lands in North Devon

Wednesday 20th April 2016

A rare albino blackbird has been spotted in North DevonA rare albino blackbird has been spotted in North Devon

A rare albino blackbird has been found by Devon Wildlife Trust staff in a North Devon garden.

Tagged with: Species, Albino, Baby bird, Devon