Explore the News archive to find out what has been happening related to conservation management and public engagement on the Pebblebed heaths.

Otter Estuary birds spotted on 26th November 2014

27 Nov 2014

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

Grey phalarope on the Otter Estuary

27 Oct 2014

Arctic-breeding wader spotted on the Otter Estuary.

Friends' Annual Forum, Wednesday 26th November 2014

23 Oct 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

21 Jul 2014

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

Update for June 2014

27 Jun 2014

A very busy month!

River Otter Himalayan Balsam Project

09 May 2014

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

20 Mar 2014

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

Supporting Budleigh Brownies

19 Mar 2014

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

Fencing works started at Bicton

20 Jan 2014

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

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

11 Dec 2013

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'.