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Dustbin lid jellyfish at Dawlish Warren

Added: 15th May 2014

Dustbin lid jellyfish at Dawlish Warren

Thanks to Garry McCreath who sent us in these amazing images of 'dustbin lid jellyfish' seen at Dawlish Warren beach this week. He saw 5 of them, each one nearly 3ft across. Dustbin lid jellyfish  (Rhizostoma pulmo) are also known as barrel jellyfish and they’re a...

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The swifts are back!

Added: 8th May 2014

The swifts are back!

Swifts have been spotted around the Exe and Tamar estuaries over the last week. Their return marks the beginning of summer. These fantastic fliers spend most of their time in Africa but come to the UK to nest. They spend all of their time on the...

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Discovering a secret Kingdon

Added: 1st May 2014

Discovering a secret Kingdon

We like this new short film about the Devon Bryology Group. It has some great images.

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More people trained in woodland plant ID

Added: 1st May 2014

More people trained in woodland plant ID

Hannah Gibbons, Specialist Officer at DBRC ran another of her brilliant courses last week passing on her knowledge of  woodland plant ID. We still have places left on our grassland course  on the 3rd and 4th July if you want to learn more about grassland plant ID with Hannah.

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Oil beetle records

Added: 17th April 2014

Oil beetle records

We are getting quite a few records of oil beetles in at the moment and John Walters (Ecologist and beetle specialist) has commented: “Black and violet oil beetles seem to be having a good year. The violet oil beetle is more of an upland species - mostly found on Dartmoor...

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New County Wildlife Site trainees started

Added: 15th April 2014

New County Wildlife Site trainees started

Our 2 new County Wildlife Site trainees have started for the survey season here at DBRC! This year our trainees are Ali Stubbings and Ed Walker who will be with us on placement for 6 to 12 months for four days per week.  Initially, they will shadow DBRC staff and then...

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