Where to go this season - autumn
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.
Lichens of coastal rocks
Join us at this spectacular venue to look at some coastal species on natural rock outcrops. Bring x10 hand lenses if you have them.
One South American Experience
An illustrated talk by Eddy Levett on his and Jean’s travels in South America.
The birds of the Exe Estuary
Dave Smallshire is an avid bird watcher with a special interest in wetland birds and intimate knowledge of the Exe Estuary’s wildlife…
Your autumn highlights
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