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Winter 2011/2012 'otter spotter' newsletter now out

Added: 23rd January 2012

The latest 'Otter Spotter' newsletter is now out with details of an 'Otter spotter' meeting/training day on Saturday 25th February.

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50 Fantastic Devon Species

Added: 18th January 2012

50 Fantastic Devon Species

Starting from today, we will be showcasing 50 of Devon's fantastic species on our website, week by week over the next year. This is inspired by our host Devon Wildlife Trust’s 50th anniversary this year. The first species to be featured is the Basking Shark, a magnificant animal seen...

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12,896 new invertebrate records entered onto RECORDER database!

Added: 20th December 2011

12,896 new invertebrate records entered onto RECORDER database!

Jacqui, who deals with all our incoming records has just finished importing 12,896 invertebrate records onto our RECORDER database from Dr Martin Drake including many fly species.   We are very grateful to Martin who is an entomological consultant for giving us these records as we do not receive many records of...

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Leatherback turtle stranding in North Devon

Added: 7th December 2011

Leatherback turtle stranding in North Devon

This week, a leatherback turtle has been found stranded (dead) on Woolacombe beach, North Devon. Leatherback turtles are the largest of all living sea turtles in the world. They can reach up to 3m long and feed mostly on jellyfish. Most sea turtles are rare visitors to the temperate waters...

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Batty sightings

Added: 18th November 2011

Batty sightings

The barbastelle bat (Barbastella barbastellus) is one of Britain’s rarest bats with only a handful of colonies known. It is a UK Biodiversity Action Plan species. Recently Janice Whittington from Tarka Ecology was given a barbastelle bat which need rehabilitation. The bat, which was found near Woolacombe in north Devon...

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DBRC volunteers receive awards

Added: 2nd November 2011

DBRC volunteers receive awards

Five of our volunteers at DBRC have received 'volunteer awards' as acknowledgement of their commitment to volunteering and their contribution to our work here at DBRC. Volunteers who received awards included: Jonathan Wright for his help with entering records at our DBRC office; Chris and Sharron Blackmore...

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