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500th cetacean watch sent in by Chris and Sharron!

Added: 9th December 2014

500th cetacean watch sent in by Chris and Sharron!

Chris and Sharron Blackmore have sent in their 500th cetacean watch survey form since they started recording in 2005! During this period they have carried out 725 hours (!) of cetacean watching from their spot at Capstone point in Ilfracombe and recorded the following: 1288 Harbour Porpoise sightings 279 Common Dolphin...

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New sea anemone found in North Devon

Added: 27th November 2014

New sea anemone found in North Devon

A new variety of sea anemone (Aiptasiogeton pellucidus var comatus) has been found in Hele Bay, near Ilfracombe.  Robert Durrant found the tiny (6mm tall) anemone among kelp holdfasts in Hele Bay, and had to consult several experts before it was finally identified by a French expert, Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat.  Aiptasiogeton...

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Late moth sightings this year

Added: 27th November 2014

Late moth sightings this year

Geoff Foale has sent us in these beautiful photos of very late moth sightings recorded at the end of a very mild October. Barry Henwood, Devon moth group said that ‚Äúthere have been several moths which appear to have put in a second generation this year.   As Geoff says, those two...

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Suspected thresher shark sighting in North Devon

Added: 30th October 2014

One of our marine sightings volunteers has sent in a record to us from the 14th October of what we think might be a thresher shark in North Devon. Rob Jutsum, a DBRC volunteer who regularly surveys for cetaceans near Saunton Sands spotted a marine animal approx. 2 miles out which...

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Botany session at Cricklepit Mill

Added: 24th September 2014

Botany session at Cricklepit Mill

Ed Walker, one of our long-term County Wildlife Site trainees led a plant ID session today in the Cricklepit Mill Garden, the headquarters of Devon Wildlife Trust. Ed who has been a trainee with us since April passed on some of his newly acquired skills in plant ID to the...

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Prickly Stick Insect records

Added: 21st August 2014

Prickly Stick Insect records

We have had a number of records in of prickly stick insect for Kingskerswell and Kinsgwear. This photo is one that David Poole found in Kingskerswell on 4th Aug. There are two main species found in Devon, this one and the other that is called the unarmed stick insect, both...

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