What to see and do this winter

Children in snow by Sadie McGloneChildren in snow by Sadie McGlone

Wrap up and make the most of the short daylight hours. There’s no excuse not to get out and about – Devon’s wildlife has no choice!

Here are some ideas of wild things to do this winter…

Starling flock by DJS Photography

Stand and stare at the awe-inspiring murmurations of starlings above our Exe Reed Beds nature reserve.

Climb to the windy summit of Dunsford nature reserve to see across miles of the spellbinding Teign Valley.

Ray egg case and group reflectionWalk along the seashore strand line and discover ray and shark egg – secret sights from a world beneath the waves. 



Listen, catch and feel

Redwing by Neil Bygrave
Listen to the chattering contact calls from flocks of redwings and fieldfares as these winter migrants search for food along Devon’s hedges.


Tawny owlsCatch the late afternoon calls of twits and hu-hoos from territorial tawny owls at our Ashculm Turbary nature reserve.




Dart ValleyFeel the power of the River Dart after heavy rainfall as it plunges through our Dart Valley nature reserve.