Otter Estuary birds spotted on 26th November 2014

Impressive sightings for one day collated by Doug Cullen, our volunteer warden

Grey phalarope on the Otter Estuary

Arctic-breeding wader spotted on the Otter Estuary.

Friends' Annual Forum, Wednesday 26th November 2014

The evening will begin with a review of the activities of the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust during 2014. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the team, and give feedback on issues relating to the Commons. Local entomologist John Walters will also be giving an illustrated talk on some of the rarest and most enigmatic insects to be found on the Pebblebed Heaths, including potter wasps and Kugelann’s beetle. Booking essential as places limited. Please call (01395) 441142 to book.

Seaton Festival and Dog Bins

We were delighted to have a presence at the second Natural Seaton Festival on the 19th July

Update for June 2014

A very busy month!

River Otter Himalayan Balsam Project

On the 24th April the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust and Clinton Devon Estates hosted a meeting of local community groups and environmental organisations to discuss a project to eradicate Himalayan balsam from the River Otter.

Friends Events launched for the summer 2014

A programme of eleven public engagement events has been launched for spring 2014.

Supporting Budleigh Brownies

The Budleigh Brownies descended on Woodbury Common on two successive evenings, supported by staff from the Conservation Trust

Fencing works started at Bicton

A contractor has now been awarded for fencing works of Bicton Common.

Announcing a Creative Writing Workshop inspired by the 'Phoenix Cycle'

Open to writers of prose and poetry of all levels, this is the first of a series of workshops and creative writing initiatives organised by 'Local Voices 2014'.