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Winter Twig course a success

Added: 6th February 2013

Winter Twig course a success

Last week, DBRC ran it's first ever 'Winter Twig ID course' at Cricklepit Mill in Exeter. The course was attended by Environmental consultants and staff from Exeter City Council, Devon Wildlife Trust and DBRC. The day was a real success with attendees really getting to grips with identifying a...

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Great crested newt training day

Added: 10th January 2013

Great crested newt training day

Nicky Green from Devon Reptile and Amphibian Group (DRAG) will be running a training course – “Introduction to Great Crested Newts” on Sat 12th-Sun 13th April 2013 at Braunton Burrows. The course will cover ecology, survey methods and habitat management. It will be held at Braunton Burrows in north Devon, which has...

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New otter spotter newsletter out now!

Added: 29th November 2012

New otter spotter newsletter out now!

The winter 2012 'otter spotter' newsletter is out now!

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DBRC day out on the river!

Added: 24th October 2012

DBRC day out on the river!

Yesterday DBRC staff enjoyed a training day on river habitats and wildlife led by Scott West, Water Framework Delivery Officer from Devon Wildlife Trust. Topics covered included monitoring water quality, fisheries management, water framework directive and catchment restoration. The day included an afternoon field session on the river where we learnt...

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Sunfish sightings

Added: 9th October 2012

Sunfish sightings

DBRC have had a couple of sightings of sunfish in unusual locations.  Sunfish are odd-looking fish, they appear almost circular in shape, and can reach 10ft (3.1m) in length. They can often be found lying on their sides on the surface of the water, apparently sunbathing. Sunfish are found in...

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New spider record for Devon

Added: 14th August 2012

New spider record for Devon

We have received a record of a new spider for Devon (and possibly the South West). The spider is a jumping spider Philaeus chrysops. The very pretty male was found by Laura Shepherd on a garden wall in Exeter on 6th July. The record has been verified by Dr Peter...

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