Caring for nature is a priority for East Devon

The most comprehensive report on wildlife in the UK, the State of Nature ( , warns that one in six species are facing the threat of extinction in Great Britain.

The report shows that the species studied have, on average, declined by 19% in the UK since monitoring began in 1970. It also shows that most of the important habitats for nature in the UK are in...

Taylor Wimpey encourages Cullompton school children to get involved with nature

Children from a school in Cullompton have been getting creative by designing their own bug hotels to be installed at Taylor Wimpey’s nearby Culm Valley Park development.

As part of its aim to encourage biodiversity in and around the community, Taylor Wimpey Exeter invited children at Willowbank Primary School to get involved with nature by asking them to design and paint their own...

Fast Roe Deer by Joe Webster

Exhibition by Joe Webster : Beyond the Bluebells

The Brownston Gallery is showing BEYOND THE BLUEBELLS by Landscape Graffiti artist Joe Webster in their studio gallery this month. As a plein-air painter Joe immerses himself fully in his surroundings, spending long periods quietly studying and observing the wonders of nature. His paintings of bluebell woods are simply stunning. Fragile flowers shelter and dance in the cool shade of the trees above whilst bold urban graffiti starkly highlights the difficult relationship we have with our environment. These haunting paintings are a harsh reminder that beauty in nature can be fleeting....

Schools out for summer in Devon – Six FREE nature activities for children

As schools break for summer the RSPB invites families to enjoy their FREE summer Wild Challenge activities to help children connect to Devon's nature and have fun.

Rosalind Allen, RSPB Education and Families Development Officer, said: “As schools in Devon break up for the summer, many parents are worrying about the increased cost of living and how they will be able to afford to have...

Joe Webster - Sycamore, Yew, Bluebells

Exhibition by Joe Webster - Amongst the Bluebells

Mankind's relationship with the natural world is brought into focus with a beautiful and subtle depiction of the local Devon landscape, ultimately sounding a celebration of life.

Joe Webster's 2022 bluebell paintings are both a continuation of his two decades of experience and observation in nature while also marking an evolution in his unique landscape-graffiti style.

This beautiful collection uses dramatic tonal and colour harmonies presenting shades of black alongside bold, vibrant shades of indigo and lime green. Joe's use of graffiti...

Orchids galore as donkeys play key role in wildflower conservation

A scheme that allows donkeys to help with the management of a wildflower meadow at The Donkey Sanctuary’s headquarters in Sidmouth has blossomed into a dazzling display of orchids.

At the end of last summer, rescued donkeys Paddy and Kelley were walked through a wildflower meadow at the site in Sidmouth as part of their routine training and exercise.

Now the wildflowers are...

Steer clear of baby deer! 

A joint campaign is underway to inform members of the public about the need to give both pregnant or nursing deer and their young plenty of space when out enjoying the countryside.

Over the coming weeks, from mid-May to July, people may discover newly-born deer hidden in the grass or undergrowth and might mistakenly assume that they have been abandoned Please do not touch, disturb or...

Bee resting on a flower

Grants of up to £500 available for Devon community wildlife projects

Independent charity Devon Communities Together (DCT) has announced the launch of a new Community Wildlife Grant scheme, which has been developed by the Devon Local Nature Partnership (DLNP) to provide small grants of up to £500 to community wildlife projects.

Applications are open to parish and town councils, community groups and community partnerships that wish to fund initiatives...

February half-term 2022 'Brilliant Birds' activities

Delve into Dartmoor’s wonderful wildlife this February half term with a focus on the moor’s birds. Dartmoor is home to a fascinating range of birds and provides a refuge for species that are under threat elsewhere. Birds such as the cuckoo, meadow pipit, skylark and ring ouzel can all be seen and heard at different times of the year. The Authority is committed to keeping the landscape special...

Work begins on new homes and nature trail in Cullompton

Taylor Wimpey has started work on a community of new homes and green spaces in Cullompton.

Culm Valley Park , off Siskin Chase, will comprise of 105 homes, 30 of which will be provided for rent through the local authority. The development will include a new nature trail park, with around 40% of the total site set aside as green space for the residents of Cullompton to enjoy. The...