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Rare earthstar record

Added: 16th July 2015

Rare earthstar record

We have been sent in a record of a rare fungus. The attached photo shows Astraeus hygrometricus, the barometer earthstar. It was found and photographed at Stover Country Park by David Turrell in May 2015. David Farley (Devon Fungus Group, who verified the record by a sample he...

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Another great grassland course

Added: 6th July 2015

Another great grassland course

Last Wednesday and Thursday, Fiona and Alex from DBRC ran a grassland ID course at County Wildlife Sites and a Devon Wildlife Trust reserve near to Exeter. We have once again received positive feedback from participants of the course who spent two days learning about grassland plant...

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Orchids at Orley Common

Added: 25th June 2015

Orchids at Orley Common

This last week, our County Wildlife Site surveyors have been out surveying Orley Common near Ipplepen and have come across some beautiful displays of orchids like this common spotted and greater butterfly orchid. Orley Common is managed by Teignbridge District Council and is an important site in...

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Beautiful Fritilllaries

Added: 18th June 2015

Beautiful Fritilllaries

We have been sent in some great images of fritillaries lately. Tim Hearn sent this wonderful image of a marsh fritillary at Volehouse Nature Reserve on 13th May. On 20th May Tim counted 40+ in just over two hours! The Rev. Gerald Smith sent in this beautiful photo of a pearl-bordered fritillary...

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Surfing otter at South Milton beach!

Added: 21st May 2015

Surfing otter at South Milton beach!

We have been sent in some lovely photos of an otter on South Milton beach in South Hams by Alison McKenzie. One of them shows the otter swimming in the sea! We know that lutra lutra, the European otter we have in our rivers do venture into the sea but it...

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Lichen ID course well attended

Added: 7th May 2015

Lichen ID course well attended

Despite a wet start, participants enjoyed learning about lichens on Saturday at St Andrew’s Church, Bere Ferrers and in the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey woodlands.  This course led by local expert Bob Hodgson was organised by DBRC in conjunction with Tamar Valley Helping Hands for heritage project. It is one...

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