Exeter Local Group

Exeter Local Group learning about the River Exe flood management schemeExeter LG learning about the River Exe flood management scheme ©Rebecca Broad

Join us to learn about hidden Exeter . . .

We hold activities, talks, walks and practical conservation tasks within the city boundary and beyond.  Recent events have included peregrine falcon watching, exploring the Exeter Green circle, a bumblebee identification workshop, and a guided walk learning about the River Exe flood prevention scheme.

Click here to see what wildlife events we have going on in Exeter this Spring/Summer 2018. 

Exeter Local Group focuses on making connections between local communities and wildlife. We often hold joint events with other local organisations such as Devon Bat Group: Exeter section and Devon Mammal Group, as well as get involved with projects such as Exeter Wild City.


A mounted insect box with purple flowers in the foreground.Nature reserves

The Old Sludge Beds is the only accessible DWT reserve within the city boundary. We take part in practical conservation tasks, wildlife projects and
other events at the site.

However, Exeter is fortunate to have a variety of green areas.  Exeter City
Council looks after a network of wildlife-rich Valley Parks, and Cricklepit Mill garden at DWT headquarters is a great example of how you can encourage biodiversity in an urban area.

We regularly undertake habitat creation and enhancement within these areas.


Further information

  • to receive regular Exeter Local Group email updates click here
  • for enquiries and event booking email Local Group Leader Stephen at exeterlg@devonwildlifetrust.org
  • tweet us your photos and follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates on Exeter and urban nature!
  • our blog Exeter Wild Things reports on past Exeter Local Group events as well as occasional Exeter wildlife observations
  • the Exeter Local Group committee meets informally once or twice a year to plan future events and projects - please get in contact if you would like to help!

For up-to-date information on all local group events, please visit the Devon Wildlife Trust events webpage.