Where to go this season
In autumn Devon’s animals get ready for the long cold days ahead. Here are some of the best places to see them make their preparations...
Autumn sees the dramatic deer rut. Rackenford and Knowstone Moors (near Tiverton) are the place to go to see and hear the drama unfold.
Look for song thrushes and blackbirds as they gorge themselves on the blackberries and other hedgerow harvest berries at our nature reserves, Halwill Junction (near Okehampton) and Meeth Quarry (near Hatherleigh).
Say goodbye to the last of the summer’s swallows as they swoop to gather insects over the grassy fields of Bellever Moor and Meadows (Dartmoor) nature reserve.
Other wild places to go this autumn
In early autumn take a wander across one of our heathland nature reserves Bovey Heathfield (near Bovey Tracey), Chudleigh Knighton (near Chudleigh) and Venn Ottery (near Honiton) to see the heather and gorse turn the landscape purple and gold.
Beetling about the Dart Valley
Join naturalist John Walters for an informed insight into the beetles of Dart Valley Reserve including his research on the Kugelanns…
Berry Head Spring Walk
Join Mike Langman on a stroll around Berry Head, discover its hidden secrets and learn about its resident and migrant wildlife – not…
Lichen outdoor meeting – tree lichens – Ilfracombe
Building on the February Workshop, we will investigate the variety of Lichens to be found on our local trees.
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