Category Archives: Common Wood

A prehistoric cairnfield?

Common Wood: part 14 I know there are lumps and bumps at the top of my land at Common Wood, near Horndon on Dartmoor.  I also know that piles of stones on Dartmoor often have some significance. I was delighted … Continue reading

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Better for butterflies

The Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers did great work improving Common Wood for butterflies. Continue reading

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National park award for Dartmoor Derek

Derek Collins of the Dartmoor Preservation Association has won National Parks UK’s Individual Volunteer of the Year award Continue reading

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Scalloping at Common Wood

Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers cleared vegetation for butterflies at Common Wood. Continue reading

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All the Moor Butterflies on Common Wood

Another workday at Common Wood, creating a habitat for Marsh Fritillary butterflies. Continue reading

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Like the Forth Bridge

The Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers spent a day at Common Wood bashing vegetation for butterflies. Continue reading

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Butterfly bonanza!

Shortly after posting my blog, Butterfly surprise, I head from Jenny Plackett, South West Senior Regional Officer with Butterfly Conservation.   Jenny has overseen the volunteer work-parties on Common Wood and given us excellent advice for the last four years.  She … Continue reading

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