Children in snow by Sadie McGlone
Wrap up and make the most of the short daylight hours. There’s no excuse not to get out and about – Devon’s wildlife has no choice!
Here are some ideas of wild things to do this winter…
Stand and stare at the awe-inspiring murmurations of starlings above our Exe Reed Beds nature reserve.
Climb to the windy summit of Dunsford nature reserve to see across miles of the spellbinding Teign Valley.
Walk along the seashore strand line and discover ray and shark egg – secret sights from a world beneath the waves.
Listen, catch and feel
Listen to the chattering contact calls from flocks of redwings and fieldfares as these winter migrants search for food along Devon’s hedges.
Catch the late afternoon calls of twits and hu-hoos from territorial tawny owls at our Ashculm Turbary nature reserve.
Feel the power of the River Dart after heavy rainfall as it plunges through our Dart Valley nature reserve.