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February/March 2021

February/March 2021

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.

2021 Events

2021 Events

Feb 3, 2021

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

2020 Award Winners Community Champions

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

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

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

2020 Award Winners Lottery Players

2020 Award Winners Lottery Players

Jan 27, 2021

Biosphere 2020 Nature Award Winners Lottery Players. In 2020, more than 200 people made a Pledge for Nature on the North Devon Biosphere Pledge Map. To recognise and celebrate some of these fantastic actions for nature the Pledge for Nature steering committee have chosen some of their favourite pledges to be nominated for an award. As this project is supported by the NLHF we wanted to choose the top 3 lottery players pledges. Header Image: Trudi's garden

2020 Award Winners Businesses

2020 Award Winners Businesses

Jan 26, 2021

Biosphere 2020 Nature Award Winners Businessses. In 2020, more than 200 people made a Pledge for Nature on the North Devon Biosphere Pledge Map. To recognise and celebrate some of these fantastic actions for nature the Pledge for Nature steering committee have chosen some of their favourite pledges to be nominated for an award. This blog cover the top 3 business pledges. Header Image: The Chalet in Croyde

2020 Award Winners Gardeners

2020 Award Winners Gardeners

Jan 25, 2021

Biosphere 2020 Nature Award Winners Gardeners. In 2020, more than 200 people made a Pledge for Nature on the North Devon Biosphere Pledge Map. To recognise and celebrate some of these fantastic actions for nature the Pledge for Nature steering committee have chosen some of their favourite pledges to be nominated for an award. This blog post is about the top 3 gardener's pledges. Header Image: Jay amongst the daisies in Tim and Lindsay Pryor's garden

2020 Award Winners Schools

2020 Award Winners Schools

Jan 24, 2021

Biosphere 2020 Award Winners: Schools. A challenging year for schools but we have had some brilliant teachers and pupils engaging with the Pledge for Nature project whether that's making space for nature in their school grounds or taking their nature learning home. Header Image: Claire Knight

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