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
Thanks to our indefatigable Chairman of Trustees, Ken Rutherford, NDET has been awarded a generous grant to instal a state of the art audio visual system that will transform our capability for talks, screen showings etc. Instow and Braunton set to benefit from public open spaces funding boost Instow and Braunton set to benefit … Continue reading Braunton Countryside Centre to get new Audio-Visual System!
As part of their Coastal Heritage Project the AONB organised a work task, in association with the Friends of the Assault Training Center on Braunton Burrows and with permission from the landowners Christie Estate, clearing away vegetation from the “Rocket Wall” on Braunton Burrows. The Rocket Wall was an American military construction of concrete with … Continue reading The Rocket Wall
“We are witnessing the largest extinction event on Earth since the dinosaurs” Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals and 41% of insect species face extinction. In the last fifty years, we have reduced the abundance of wildlife on Earth dramatically. One of the biggest casualties and one that is … Continue reading Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals and 41% of insect species face extinction.
(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!