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Glow worm spotting tips

Added: 6th August 2012

Glow worm spotting tips

1. Make sure that the light is actually coming from the final tail segments of the beetle. There are species of caterpillar and centipede which emit some luminescence, and even glowing fungi! 2. The best time to search is on evenings during June and July but they can be...

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Grassland plant ID course a success

Added: 18th July 2012

Grassland plant ID course a success

On Thursday and Friday last week, DBRC ran a successful grassland ID course at Woodah Farm, just outside of Exeter. Sixteen people attended the course which was led by Hannah Gibbons, our County Wildlife Site survey project officer. Attendees visited some fantastic grassland sites including Ruggadon, a Devon Wildlife Trust...

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Woodland Plant ID course a success

Added: 14th May 2012

Woodland Plant ID course a success

On Thursday and Friday last week, DBRC ran a successful Woodland plant ID course at Woodah Farm, just outside of Exeter. Nine people attended the course which was led by Hannah Gibbons, our County Wildlife Site survey project officer. Attendees were a mixture of conservation professionals, landowners and students and...

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Wildlife Festival!

Added: 2nd May 2012

Wildlife Festival!

DBRC attended the Devon Wildlife Trust annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday. Despite the weather over 8,000 people attended! We were very busy at the DBRC stand talking to people about their wildlife records and members of the public gave us 129 new wildlife records for Exeter! These are all being...

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Volunteers needed for Big Bat survey!

Added: 18th April 2012

Volunteers needed for Big Bat survey!

Our friends at Somerset Environmental Records Centre are looking for volunteers for their Big Bat Survey on July 20th in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. FREE training will be provided on 25th May.  

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Basking sharks in South Devon

Added: 4th April 2012

Basking sharks in South Devon

This winter we received several sightings of basking sharks swimming off the South Devon coast. These were unusual sightings for this time of year because they usually move to deeper waters to feed in the winter and are more commonly seen near the coast through spring and summer. The first sighting...

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