The Rocket Wall

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

Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals and 41% of insect species face extinction.

“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.

Horsey Island bought by Devon Wildlife Trust

(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

Our Sister – the Iroise Marine Park, Brittany

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

Story of a Kestrel Family

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!

Braunton Burrows Bumblebee Blitz

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

Nature’s Tonic Project Officer – Job opportunity

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

Scrub Clearing on Braunton Burrows

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