Nature brings people together
Added: 20th June 2012Generous support from British Ceramic Tiles and Teignbridge District Council has allowed local people experience the beauties of two Dartmoor nature reserves and discover more about nature, farming and wildlife gardening.
Devon Wildlife Trust’s, Bovey Tracey Local Group, invited members of the GRAPE (Group Regional Area Protection of the Environment) to a weekend of visits and exploration. The venues included a stunning display of bluebells at Devon Wildlife Trust’s Emsworthy Reserve, near Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The group also enjoyed a visit to Natural England’s Spring Woodland Festival held at Yarner Wood. There they joined local people in celebrating the wealth of natural and cultural features of the wood and explored how nature can exist in the farmed landscape or even in a garden setting.
This year marked the 25th year of these two groups meeting and Marie-Reine Castel, Grape Vice President, commented:
‘Dear friends, Thank you very much for this great time we had with you. It was as successful as ever. We want to thank you for accommodating the French group, for the very interesting guided walks or visits and the good meals at the inns you organised, and for the warm welcome evenings you prepared. It was a delightful and memorable weekend.’
Devon Wildlife Trust’s Bovey Tracey Local Group runs a regular series of wildlife events throughout the year, visit www.devonwildlifetrust.org for more details.