A summary of the nature related events happening across North Devon in February, March and April. This page will be updated regularly. Photo: A Bee's View, the Gaia Trust
8th March 7.30pm :Beavers
Beaver project leader, Mark Elliott, will discuss the beaver trial, it's key findings and the future of the beavers. Devon Wildlife Trust
10th March: Tree Planting
The Saving Devon's Treescapes project aims to plant and nurture 250,000 trees outside of woodlands across Devon over the next five years. This is to combat the devastating impact Ash Dieback will have on our landscape in the coming years.
Countryside Stewardship can fund many options and capital items that can help with protecting, enhancing and planting Devon’s treescapes.
12th March 7.30pm: Dunes
An ambitious project, rejuvenating some of England & Wales' most important sand dunes for people, communities and wildlife.
Join Bev the Dynamic Dunescapes Engagement Officer in North Devon to learn about these important biodiversity hotspots and what Dynamic Dunescapes are doing to help restore some of the sand dunes in North Devon.
16th March 6pm-7pm: pollinators
Do you own or manage a green space? Would you like to support our declining pollinating insects? If so, this is the workshop for you. This workshop will help you identify opportunities to create, maintain and enhance habitats for pollinators. Public parks, school grounds, business parks, allotments, orchards, community and private gardens, churchyards, cemeteries, urban woodland and even roadside verges all provide opportunities to benefit pollinating insects.
17th March 7.30pm: Citizen Science
Braunton Countryside Centre: Debbie will cover what she has been recording in her own garden and local patch as well as how and why you too can become a ‘citizen scientist’. Debbie will look at some of the easy ways to take part and record wildlife data such as using the Garden Bird Watch, Garden Bird Feeding Survey and IRecord which inform wildlife organisations conservation projects.
17th March 7pm-8pm: Butterflies
Butterfly Conservation Trust
24th March 7.30pm : EQUAL ACCESS TO NATURE
Dr Mya-Rose Craig also known as ‘Birdgirl’, is a young naturalist, ornithologist, birder, environmentalist, conservationist, activist, and writer. In this presentation she will be talking about her passion for wildlife and environmental issues and her work to help engage young people from visible minority ethnic (VME) backgrounds to connect with nature.
25th March 7.30pm: meadows
How to Create a Meadow with Martin Pitts (Plantlife Meadow Expert)
26th March 7.30pm: woodlands
Join us to learn more about the South West's beautiful temperate rainforests and how to take part in the Plantlife woodland survey.
31st March 7.30pm: What you can do for Nature
Join Bryony Paul from the North Devon Biosphere’s Pledge for Nature project as she explores what you can do to help nature this Spring.
Across the planet, nature and the climate are in deep trouble. Even in our stunning local area, recognised for its environment by UNESCO, our wildlife is a shadow of its former glory. This talk will cover some of the special species found in the North Devon UNECSO Biosphere and the positive actions that we can take in our communities and in our gardens to help them at this time of year.
Bryony will also be talking about swifts, house martins and pollinator friendly/wildflower planting in particular.
Main places to find out about events relating to Devon:
Mar 1, 2021
Every month we like to review the brilliant pledges that people have made as well as what look wildlife and nature to look out for. This month we have a special guest writer, Sally Vergette a farmer from Highampton has written about the efforts they have made on their farm to make it more wildlife friendly.
2020 Award Winners Community Champions
Jan 30, 2021
Over the past year there have been many brilliant people in the North Devon Biosphere who have led on brilliant initiatives for nature and wildlife in their local area. From leading community group meetings, creating habitats and spreading the word we are thankful to these people for stepping up and supporting others.
2020 Award Winner Farmers
Jan 29, 2021
A large proportion of land in the Biosphere is farmland so we always love to hear of farmers and landowners who are making space for nature. This could include installing a barn owl or kestrel nest box, letting your hedges grow to be big and bushy, planting trees, looking after your soil health or creating a small pond. Photo: Herbal ley
2020 Award Winner Community Groups
Jan 28, 2021
It's been a tricky year for community groups to be able to meet and work together on conservation and nature related activities. Whether it was before March or working in small groups throughout the summer it was great to hear about these brilliant people coming together to help nature. Photo: DWT Group pond construction
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