Category: Ecology

  • Wildlife Warden September Newsletter

    Wildlife Warden September Newsletter

    This month’s newsletter covers a talk on Cirl Buntings by Cath Jeffs, a conservation officer with the RSPB; information about upcoming webinars; the Great Big Green Week events held in Dawlish and Newton Abbot; plus a summary of the projects Wildlife Wardens have taken on around the district.

  • Wildlife Warden Podcast Episode 6

    Read or listen to Emily Marbaix’s latest podcast, in which she talks about how to create a wildflower meadow, the future for beavers in England, and what we can do individually to combat climate change and species loss.

  • Wildlife Warden Podcast Episode 5

    Emily Marbaix is back with another podcast (which you can also read) in which she talks about her latest wild camping trip, orienteering training with Emma Cunis (aka Dartmoor’s Daughter), and notes that 68 wildlife wardens across 34 parishes and wards have received introductory training. There is also: An update on the Wildlife Warden Scheme…

  • Wildlife Warden July Newsletter

    Wildlife Warden July Newsletter

    As usual, it was been a busy month! We are currently writing ACT’s response to the Local Plan consultation, so this newsletter is a little shorter than usual. Thank you to those of you who have responded to the Local Plan Consultation. This could be our last chance to influence where development happens in Teignbridge! …

  • Last Chance to Influence Where New Housing is Built

    Last Chance to Influence Where New Housing is Built

    You have until noon on Monday August 9th to give Teignbridge District Council (TDC) your views on the 100 plus sites around Teignbridge proposed for new development. If you don’t respond to this consultation you won’t get another opportunity. It is difficult, if not impossible, for plans to be changed further down the line. Government…

  • Wildlife Warden Podcast – Episode 4

    Wildlife Warden Podcast – Episode 4

    This episode brings you:  An overview of a visit from Amanda and Amy from the Devon Environment Foundation, who are one of our main funders Emily’s first experience of wild camping on Dartmoor Advice on wild camping in Teignbridge Information about butterflies and an interview with Amy Walkden, the secretary for the Devon branch of…

  • Wildlife Warden June Newsletter

    Wildlife Warden June Newsletter

    This month’s Newsletter covers a lot of ground, literally, with wardens and opthers venturing out as summer begins. Topics covered include: The Local Plan. Training sessions. Project visits. Ogwild’s Rectory Field open afternoon. Wild about Devon. Devon Rewilding Network. Here’s the full newsletter

  • Wildlife Warden Podcast Episode 3

    In the latest Devon Wildlife Warden Podcast, Emily Marbaix brings you details about Churches Count for Nature Week (between 5th and 13th of June) and of a quiz she has put together to quantify how well you are managing your garden for wildlife. There is also: An interview with Flavio, the Wildlife Warden Coordinator. A…

  • Why Wildlife Wardens?

    Why Wildlife Wardens?

    In December 2020 I signed up to become a wildlife warden for my parish, writes Emily Marbaix. It’s a scheme run by ACT aiming to help local wildlife survive and thrive. There’s a strong connection between wildlife loss and climate breakdown. They are both outcomes of our exploitation of the natural world and insatiable demand…

  • Wildlife Warden April Newsletter

    Wildlife Warden April Newsletter

    A lot has happened this month, as we have finally been able to get outside and meet up in small groups, which has been really nice. It is not only us that have been busy; I have two nest boxes in my garden that are being used by house sparrows, with parents going back and…