In winter it may seem as if Devon’s wildlife goes to ground. But if you know where to look there’s so much to discover.
Spot flocks of avocets as they feed on mudflats along the edge of the Exe Reed Bed (near Exeter) nature reserve.
Find the lichens as they cling to the wind-blown stone walls which stretch across Bellever Moor and Meadows (Dartmoor) nature reserve.
Search along the strandline for shells, seaweed, mermaid’s purses (shark/ray egg cases) and cuttlefish bones close to Wembury Marine Centre (near Plymouth).
Other wild places to go this winter
Crunch frosted leaves beneath your feet on a brisk winter’s walk through our Dunsford nature reserve (near Exeter).
Warm yourself up with coffee and cake at our Seaton Jurassic visitor attraction (Seaton), re-opening after a winter closure on Saturday 11 February.
Find out more
Yealm Estuary Walk - 18 February - South Brent & Ivybridge DWT Local Group
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