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.
Soils and the East Dartmoor landscape
Soil scientist Rob Parkinson uncovers the secret world of soil and how its properties influence the Dartmoor landscape.
Historic milling at Cricklepit Mill
Watch history come alive as we get the water wheel turning! Volunteer millers will run demonstrations throughout the morning.
"Remember last Summer" by Paul Madgett plus Christmas quiz!
A medley of slides by participants to remind us of the glorious summer of 2018, where we went, what we saw; followed by Debbie's…
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