Tag Archives: Devon Wildlife Trust

Fleeting Impressions: Knowing my Place

Over the last month or so, I have been making little explorations around my home ground. Not going very far afield. 6.7.18 BUCKS VALLEY WOODS – hoverflies After the long, dry, sunny summer: flowers, birds, butterflies, verdant greenery – I … Continue reading

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Night Life

A slight breeze arose as it began to grow dark. We moved slowly and quietly between the lighted moth traps that were spread around John and Mary’s land. I don’t know how many of us there were – maybe 20 … Continue reading

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Lichen

Feeling a little like Dr Who approaching a strange new planet, I squinted through the lens at a magnificent, highly complex world – a world of bushy frondy shrubby things and crusty flat spreading patches, a world of what looked … Continue reading

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Knowing the Place

It was very good to walk in the woods with people knowledgeable about trees, plants and wildlife. To have one’s attention drawn to points of interest, and to learn a little of the natural history of this particular wood, and … Continue reading

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Uppacott Wood

We had a fabulous walk this morning in the frosty woods, pottering about, drawing, painting, taking photos. Sun filtering through the trees made everything sparkle. It is good to be alive! This is a small mostly oak woodland – a nature reserve … Continue reading

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Hartland Deep Time

Here’s a far better way to find out about the earth: clambering around the windswept rocky coastline of Hartland Quay with a bunch of congenial friends and a brilliant teacher.                               … Continue reading

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Working Wetlands

Another talk and more slides – this time, a presentation by Peter Burgess, Devon Wildlife Trust’s ‘Working Wetlands’ project manager. He gave a fascinating and detailed talk last Friday, about how Devon Wildlife Trust is working towards securing the future … Continue reading

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