Tag Archives: Dartmoor

Better for butterflies

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

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A bit of Bayeux on Dartmoor

There is (or was) an extract of the Bayeux Tapestry, painted on the kitchen wall by Sylvia Sayer, at Old Middle Cator on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Have a wander in the waste

The Dartmoor Preservation Association has published a guide to High House Waste. Continue reading

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My bird year 2017

In 2017 I saw 120 species of birds and have some lovely memories. 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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Wandering in White Wood

I make a point of visiting White Wood above the double Dart valley on Dartmoor at least once a year in the spring.  Ever since the late Ian Mercer told me that wood warblers breed here I go to listen for them. … Continue reading

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Wanted: an all-round aide

Forty years ago today I started my first proper job, as secretary and all-round aide to author Charles Owen. Continue reading

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