Welcome to Mid Devon Wildlife
Aims and Objectives of Mid Devon Wildlife
"The objects of the Society shall be to encourage interest in natural history; to study natural history in its environment; to protect species of wild life and the environment; to promote the exchange of ideas and interests with other natural history societies and conservation bodies and to conduct field study expeditions to places of interest".
August Outdoor Meeting
Tuesday 10th August Aylesbeare Common
Meet at Joney's Cross car park (SY057897) on the A3052 at 10:00am
A visit to this Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) which is part of the larger East Devon Pebblebeds. Habitats include heathland, wooded margins and ponds
The reserve is managed by the RSPB from the Clinton Devon Estates and is well-known for the many different species of butterfly, dragonfly and damselfly. It is also home to a number of the secretive Nightjar which can sometimes be seen at dusk but rarely seen during the day.
Some of the other bird species which may be seen at this time of year include the elusive Dartford Warbler (generally heard rather than seen), Linnet, Stonechat, and Yellowhammer. For the flora enthusiasts there are various types of heather, plus Bog Asphodel and Sundews among many others.
The going is generally good although there are some areas of uneven patches. Remember you may be walking on pebbles of various shapes and sizes.
September Outdoor Meeting
September - Saturday 11th - Seaton Marshes
September Indoor Meeting
Climate and Ecological Crisis? What's All the Fuss About?
Live (provisional) meeting Tuesday 21st September: Doors open 7.10 for prompt 7.30 start
Speaker: David Ramsden MBE (from the Barn Owl Trust)