Catch up with what the Biopshere Reserve Team have been doing during September and October


Experts Talk at Local Nature Reserve Opening

Kynoch’s Foreshore Local Nature Reserve was officially opened by Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, Chairman of Devon County Council and Councillor Andrew Eastman, Chairman of Torridge District Council on 21st October 2011.  Read more

    Reed Warbler  Phragmites communis 

Biosphere Action Week Success

More than 200 people took part in community activities between the 15th and the 24th October themed on woods and trees and their value to the Biosphere Reserve.  The Action Week events included: arts activities on Barnstaple Square, woodland walks near Chulmleigh, Barnstaple and Beaford, tree planting at Pathfields school, a woodland experience, a hedge laying workshop at Croyde and a green wood carving event at East Yarde beside the Tarka Trail. Read more

Sett 2 on the Tarka Trail

The North Devon AONB & Biosphere Team has been working closely with Devon County Council's Highways department to resolve a tricky dilemma involving badgers.  Find out more.

New Biosphere Interpretation at Braunton Countryside Centre

On October 10th, County Councillor Caroline Chugg and pupils from Caen Primary School unveiled the new board at Braunton Countryside Centre, near Braunton Burrows, the core area of the Biosphere Reserve.
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Atlantic Array Update

The Biosphere Reserve partnership's updated position statement is available on the Biosphere website.

World Class Hedges

The latest in our series of North Devon Journal articles on habitats in the Biosphere Reserve is a closer look at hedges with Rob Wolton co-chairman of the Devon Hedge Group. Read this article and previous Biodiversity Features on our website.

Linking Art, Science, Education & the World

From the 10th to the 12th October, artists from the Biosphere's Confluence Project supported by members of the Biosphere Team and Beaford Arts held workshops with the participating schools to familiarise them with the Biosphere Reserve and the concept of ‘linkage’ that underpins it. Members of iDAT also demonstrated the ECOID sensors and begun the process of deciding how exactly the schools will use them. Read more.

Nature Improvement Areas

The Biosphere Reserve Partnership's bid for the creation of a Nature Improvement Area within the Biosphere has passed the first round assessment from Defra.  It is 1 of 20 applications (from an England-wide total of 76) to be picked to go forward to a stage 2 assessment as part of the process to create 12 Nature Improvement Areas during 2012. Read more
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