Devon Wildlife Trust

Death of a wild beaver confirmed

Thursday 5th April 2018

Beaver on riverbankPhoto, David White

The death of one of East Devon’s wild beaver population has been announced by the Devon Wildlife Trust.

Tagged with: Species, Beaver, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, River Otter, Run over, Wildlife

River runner aims to help wildlife

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Man and dog running along path through woodlandCraig and his dog 'Izzy' in training for their fundraising run

A Loddiswell man is aiming to combine his passion for Devon’s special wildlife with running to raise funds for two top local conservation charities.

Tagged with: Fundraising, Bat Conservation Trust, Craig Dunton, Devon Wildlife Trust, Fundraising, Running, South Hams, Wildlife

We urge you to go Wild this Christmas and New Year!

Thursday 21st December 2017

New Year is the time to go 'wild' on our reserves

Devon Wildlife Trust is urging people to ‘go wild this New Year! But this isn’t the usual excuse for over indulgence.

Tagged with: Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Nature reserves, New Year, Walks, Wild

Has Santa's beard been found in North Devon?

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Hedgehog fungusThe hedgehog fungus found by Meg Galley-Taylor

If Father Christmas appears beardless in our skies this Christmas then he could do worse than to visit North Devon to reclaim his famous white facial fuzz.

Tagged with: Species, Beard, Devon Wildlife Trust, Father Christmas, Fungi, Meg, North devon, Santa Claus

Enjoy free cream tea at historic mill thanks to National Lottery!

Monday 4th December 2017

One of Exeter’s historic attractions is opening its doors to visitors for free tours and cream teas.

Tagged with: Events & Shows, Cream tea, Cricklepit Mill, Devon Wildlife Trust, Event, Exeter, Free, Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic, HLF, Mill, National Lottery

The Wildlife Trusts welcome new Chair, Peta Foxall

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Peta Foxall has become the new chair of The Wildlife Trusts. Photo, Daniel Thistlethwaite

Tagged with: Volunteering, Chair, Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust, Peta foxall, The Wildlife Trusts

Wildlife garden wins again

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Mayor Roberts (centre), with Head Gardener Jon Madge, members of the DWT Garden Group and DWT Chair of Trustees Peta Foxhall (2nd left) in the Cricklepit Mill garden

Devon Wildlife Trust's Cricklepit Mill has won a prestigious 'Britain in Bloom' award from the Royal Horticultural Society. It's the second time the garden has been given the accolade.

Tagged with: Wildlife gardening, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter, Garden, Gardening, Mayor, RHS, Royal Horticultural Society, Volunteers

The Exe Estuary and its future

Monday 25th September 2017

The Exe Estuary is vital for wading birds. photo: Neil Bygrave

During summer 2017 we took part in the South East Devon Habitat Regulations Partnership Wildlife Refuge Areas Consultation. These are our views...

Tagged with: Birds, Consultation, Devon, Devon County Council, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exe Estuary, Wading

Pupils to parade prehistoric reptile at carnival

Thursday 7th September 2017

Children from Colyton Primary proudly parade their icthyosaur

Staff at our East Devon visitor Seaton Jurassic attraction have teamed-up with a local school to produce what is bound to be one of the more unusual sites at this year’s eagerly-awaited Colyton Carnival.

Tagged with: Outdoor learning, Colyton, Devon Wildlife Trust, Reptile, School, Seaton Jurassic

Life found in North Devon dinosaur!

Monday 14th August 2017

Bats have set up home in the belly of a triceratops in North DevonLesser horseshoe bats have been discovered living in the belly of a huge model triceratops

Sixty-six millions years after they were believed to have become extinct, life has been discovered once more in the body of a huge dinosaur.

Tagged with: Species, Bats, Combe Martin, Devon, Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project, Devon Wildlife Trust, Dinosaur