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.
Creatures of the Night – 2 (Moths & Bats)
John will lay out light-traps at another previously un-surveyed site for moths. Bats likely to be flying.
Creatures of the Night – 1 (Moths & Bats)
John will lay out light-traps at a previously un-surveyed site for moths. Bats likely to be flying.
Moth recording at Andrew's Wood
Please bring a torch, warm clothing, suitable footwear, something to drink and perhaps a snack to eat, insect repellent, dark glasses (…
Your autumn highlights
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