South Brent & Ivybridge Local Group

South Brent & Ivybridge members during a coppicing sessionSouth Brent & Ivybridge members during a coppicing session ©DWT

Join this group of fabulous fundraisers for regular activities . . .

We organise a wide range of events, from outside conservation work to walks and indoor presentations.  We also monitor dormouse and bird boxes in nearby Lady's Wood.  

Our fundraising work includes street collections and table-top sales and raises over £1000 a year for DWT.  We hold collections in South Brent, Kingsbridge, Ivybridge and Totnes.  Volunteers are welcome for any of our activities.


Nature reserves

Dormouse weighing, by Andrew TaylorDWT reserves in our area include Lady’s Wood, Andrews Wood and Wembury Marine Reserve.

We are lucky to be near many other fantastic places for wildlife.  Spot a cirl bunting at Prawle Point (also good for migrants, raptors, stonechats and the occasional Dartford warbler).  Watch Greater Horseshoe Bats emerge on summer evenings from Buckfastleigh church car park.  Find snowdrops at Yealmpton in February and wild daffodils at Hembury Woods in March.

Plym valley hosts nightjars and wood warblers.  The hide overlooking Kingsbridge Estuary may treat you to views of waders, geese, and kingfishers, while dippers, grey wagtails, goosander and the occasional otter can be found in Ivybridge and Ermington.  There are many outstanding places on Dartmoor - Burrator, Cadover Bridge and Bench Tor to name a few.


Further information

  • children are welcome for free at all of our events, though we don't organise activities specifically for children
  • anybody wishing to join our friendly committee is most welcome - informal meetings are held monthly at a members house, and include the highlight of exchanging nature notes! We also spontaneously arrange outings for committee members (for example to the Somerset Levels and the Isles of Scilly)
  • contact John Hodgson (01364 642007), Sally Maller (01752 863308) and Celia Ralph (01752 892555) for general information


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