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Fungi photos

Added: 23rd October 2013

Fungi photos

Now is a great time to get out and see fungi.  We have been sent these lovely photos from Geoff Foale. The Beefsteak fungi was found at Bovey Tracey woods in August and the Green Elf cup was found in Andrew's wood in September. It is easy to spot which is which...

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Now is the time to see spiders

Added: 25th September 2013

Now is the time to see spiders

Ellie Knott, our Senior Records Centre Officer has seen some fantastic spiders recently whilst out on Chudleigh Knigton Heath nature reserve doing reptile surveys. Spiders are present all year, but autumn is the best time of year to see them as males come out of their usual hiding places...

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Elephant hawk-moth caterpillar photo

Added: 17th September 2013

Elephant hawk-moth caterpillar photo

This Elephant hawk- moth caterpillar photo was taken by Nicolette Tibbles in her garden in Chumleigh on 06 09 13.  The caterpillars feed at night but can be found resting during the day (often late afternoons on sunny days) from late June to September.  They are very large, green or...

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New site for Marsh Fritillaries

Added: 28th August 2013

New site for Marsh Fritillaries

This week we have received some new records of Marsh fritillary butterflies in the Knowstone area. We received this attached photo from C Azulek which shows the marsh fritillary larval web.Marsh fritillaries are a rare and threatened species. They are fully protected under section 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981)...

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Otter survey volunteers needed

Added: 21st August 2013

Otter survey volunteers needed

As part of her final year dissertation, a student from Royal Holloway University of London is looking for volunteers to help survey for otters in the East Dartmoor National Nature reserve near Bovey Tracey.  The title of the project is : A study of the otter population in the East...

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Another successful grassland training course

Added: 10th July 2013

Another successful grassland training course

Our second grassland plant ID course at the end of last week was another success!Participants enjoyed the course, the weather was lovely and the sites visited were looking great with great displays of flowers.That is the last of our training courses for this year but we hope to run our...

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