Dartford warblers and Barn owls

Two bird-watching events were arranged for Friends of the Commons in November.

Bird Atlas reveals widespread sightings of East Devon’s rare Dartford Warbler

Sightings of the rare Dartford Warbler, previously confined to lowland heathlands such as the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, have been recorded at higher altitudes and as far afield as the Midlands, according to the latest findings in the latest British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Bird Atlas.

An Evening of Fire Ecology

As part of the autumn and Christmas Events Schedule for the newly fledged Friends of the Commons, an evening was held at the Rolle Estate Office to celebrate fire ecology.

Winter works begin on Dalditch plantation

Dalditch plantation is a priority site for scrub clearance work this winter

Work completed on the Royal Marine Endurance Course

The Royal Marines were formed in 1942, with their training based at Lympstone since 1963.

Fencing public consultations completed

Fencing public consultations completed

Public consultation event announced

Please give us your views on our proposals to take forward the future management of the Common

Pupils explore the East Devon heathland and learn about biodiversity

Pupils and teachers from Newton Poppleford Primary School enjoyed an activity filled day at East Budleigh Common with staff and volunteers from Clinton Devon Estates

Initial 2013 Dartford Warbler counts in

Dartford Warbler populations seem to be stabilising again on the Commons.

Chief Executive of Natural England visits the Pebblebed Heaths

David Webster, Chief Executive of Natural England spent the morning at Clinton Devon Estates.