The 25th – 27th January is the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. They have created a free guide to identify and learn more about the birds that you may be seeing in your everyday life. We decided to go out around the Braunton Countryside Centre and see what we could spot using the Birdwatch information sheet. … Continue reading Big Garden Birdwatch
Mark Elliot, Devon Beaver Project Lead for the DWT sent us the following clip: I was up in the headwaters of the River Otter yesterday, in an area where a family of beavers are living. They’ve built a lovely dam here which clearly shows how beaver activity can reduce flood risk downstream after the kind … Continue reading How a beaver dam was slowing the flow on the Otter yesterday
(excerpted from North Devon Gazette, Tony Gussin) Devon Wildlife Trust has bought the 80 hectare wetland and now owns the land between the breached outer bank and the inner Great Bank. The land managed by the Braunton Marsh Drainage Board is not part of the purchase. Mark Ansell, a local resident and bird watching … Continue reading Horsey Island bought by Devon Wildlife Trust
There are now four biosphere reserves in the new Intereg Channel Site – North Devon, Pas-de-Calais, Brighton and Lewes Downs and the Iroise Marine Park. Last year we all met for the first time at the Saunton Sands Hotel to inaugurate the European funded project. 2019, Saturday 28 october, the North Devon Biosphere contingent set … Continue reading Our Sister – the Iroise Marine Park, Brittany
On social media, you loved this little dormouse. Devon Wildlife Trust now have the ‘Story of a Kestrel Family’ filmed on their Meeth Quarry nature reserve. It is on their YouTube channel, so why not watch it here. Keep up with what’s happening at Devon Wildlife Trust via their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Wondering what you can do to help wildlife? If you’re having a bonfire to celebrate Guy Fawke’s night, please check through the leaves and around the site thoroughly before you light it! Hedgehogs and other wildlife love nesting in piles of leaves and it only takes a minute to check!
by Dr. Cathy Horsley, Senior Project Officer for the West Country Buzz project Braunton Burrows in North Devon is four square miles of spectacular sand dunes, and home to a rich variety of plant and animal life. It is extremely important for bumblebees and holds Devon’s last remaining large population of the nationally declining Section 41 Priority … Continue reading Braunton Burrows Bumblebee Blitz
Are you passionate about North Devon’s nature, coast and countryside and could help more adults to get outdoors to enjoy it and connect with nature? We need an experienced and enthusiastic project officer to work across Barnstaple, Braunton and Ilfracombe to matchmake local groups with the green and blue spaces around them for low key … Continue reading Nature’s Tonic Project Officer – Job opportunity
Braunton Burrows facebook site published the following: It’s that time of year down on the Burrows when scrub clearing works are taking place. Christie Estates works with Natural England to agree areas that are in need of management. They are carried out in the Autumn to avoid disturbing nesting birds. This year the most intensive … Continue reading Scrub Clearing on Braunton Burrows