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November/December 2020

November/December 2020

Nov 30, 2020

Celebrating the fantastic pledges that have taken place during November, thank you to every one who has made a pledge, winter is an especially important time to help nature. There's lots of activities to keep you busy in December from online events, volunteer and citizen science opportunities and our Nature Friendly Christmas Challenge.

October/November 2020

October/November 2020

Nov 1, 2020

Every month we like to give a summary of everything that has happened with the Pledge for Nature project. We love seeing your pictures and hearing about the actions you are taking to help nature to thrive! We list everyone who has taken action for nature during October and what events and nature to look out for in November.

October half term 2020

October half term 2020

Oct 26, 2020

There's lots of nature related fun to be had in the North Devon Biosphere this autumn! We've got a few nature related activities and ideas on our blog from self guided walks on the North Devon coast to getting creative with leaf rubbings and pebble paintings we hope there is lots to keep you busy this half term whilst also helping and enjoying the environment around you. Don't forget to tag us in your social media posts with #pledgefornature #passthepledge

What happens next

What happens next

Oct 6, 2020

“What happens next is up to every one of us” – Sir David Attenborough’ haunting words as he closed his latest documentary, Extinction: The facts. This was re-enforced by last week’s UN report on biodiversity which concluded: “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” Mike Moser chair of the Nature Improvement Group responds to latest biodiversity news and gives suggestions on what we can do to help. Photo An Exmoor woodland

Collecting seeds

Collecting seeds

Sep 30, 2020

Many trees are now dropping their seeds and it's a great idea to collect local seeds and grow them on as trees grown from local seed stock are well suited to local conditions i.e the soil, climate and seasonal patterns.

Help our Hedgehogs

Help our Hedgehogs

Sep 5, 2020

The much-loved hedgehog needs our help. There has been an estimated decline from three million to one million individuals in Britain since the 1950s. This blog contains simple actions that you can take to make a real difference for hedgehogs. Image from Hedgehog Street.

August/September 2020

August/September 2020

Sep 1, 2020

Every month we like to give a summary of everything that has happened with the Pledge for Nature project. We love seeing your pictures and hearing about the action you are taking to help nature to thrive! Photo: The beautiful blooming heather brightens up a misty day on Exmoor.

Weare Giffard Community Orchard

Weare Giffard Community Orchard

Aug 27, 2020

Simeon Day, chair of Orchards Live spent a sunny afternoon in the shade of apple trees talking to Keith Hughes, Chair of the Weare Giffard Community Orchard learning about people power!

Nature Natters, Episodes 6-10

Nature Natters, Episodes 6-10

Aug 13, 2020

Short video sessions where we will be meeting members of the community who are helping nature to thrive in the North Devon Biosphere. We will be finding out what projects they are involved in, what they have done for nature in their patch and asking what makes the North Devon Biosphere special to them. We hope you will feel inspired to help nature in your own area, if you have any suggestions for people you would like to hear more from the please let us know!

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