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Harvest mouse survey

Added: 11th January 2017

Harvest mouse survey

Devon Mammal Group have been developing a county survey project for harvest mice. The nests being searched for are old breeding nests, not in use at present and won't be used again. Winter is the best time to find them as in the summer the material is still green and...

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Exmoor National Park wildlife survey training programme

Added: 11th January 2017

Exmoor National Park have just finalised their wildlife survey training programme for 2017. Lots of fun looking events! http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/get-involved/events-and-training

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British Deer survey

Added: 29th November 2016

British Deer survey

The British Deer Society are carrying out a five yearly deer distribution survey and they have asked us to help publicise it. The survey seeks to identify any of the six species of wild deer observed within all 10km grid squares throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The information collected is...

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Mass starfish stranding in Exmouth

Added: 15th November 2016

Mass starfish stranding in Exmouth

On Sunday 13th November, visitors to Exmouth beach were concerned to find thousands of common starfish washed up on the beach.  There were far too many to put back in the sea. In a recent publication, scientists at Plymouth put forward a possible explanation. They observed  that starfish sometimes curl up...

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Southern Oak Bush-cricket recorded for the first time in Devon

Added: 15th November 2016

Southern Oak Bush-cricket recorded for the first time in Devon

A record of the Southern Oak Bush-cricket has been sent in by Stan Williams. It is a first for Devon and has been verified by Adrian Colston, county recorder for orthoptera. The adult male Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found on 18/10/16 at Kingskerswell by Stan Williams. It was discovered on the...

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Life on the verge project

Added: 10th November 2016

Life on the verge project

Road verges are an important wildlife resource and an integral part of Devon's heritage. A new project has just started which will help communities look after local road verges to benefit wildlife. The Life on the Verge Project- Biosphere has appointed local conservationist Clare Manning to work with communities on road...

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