2015 was a bad year for Himalayan balsam.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to Bavaria at the start of October to learn about their approach to beaver management.
Durwyn Lilley and Chris Panter from Footprint Ecology gave a fascinating insight into visitor use patterns and perceptions of the Pebblebed heaths at our annual Friends Forum on the 24th September 2015.
A first draft of a Space for nature report has been completed for the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest
A rather exciting day for wildlife on the Estate.
Staff of Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust and local community groups dedicated to controlling Himalayan balsam in and around the Otter Valley met up last Thursday in the Otter Inn to discuss the achievements of the past year.
Over the summer we have been out and about talking to a broad range of local people regarding the plans for the Lower Otter Restoration Project.
A perfect evening on East Budleigh Common
Four wheel drive vehicles damage Woodbury Castle
The recent good spell of dry weather has enabled the heaths to dry significantly to allow us to swail after a horrendously wet winter.