Work experience with the Culm Community Crayfish project

Lara joined Blackdown Hills AONB team in July 2018 for a week of work experience, getting involved with the work of the Culm Community Crayfish project. She’s currently in year 10 and will be [...]

Surveying crayfish in the River Culm

Sarah Marsh, volunteer project assistant with the Culm Community Crayfish project, has been getting valuable experience in the environment sector, while on volunteer placement with Blackdown [...]

Beehive buzzing with new wildlife garden

A previously unloved corner of a Honiton carpark has been transformed into a vibrant wildlife garden thanks to local volunteers.

Crayfish project gets underway

Our new Culm Community Crayfish project is now well underway. With the help of the local community, the project will help us to learn about and safeguard the future the endangered white-clawed [...]

New project to support native crayfish in the Blackdown Hills AONB

Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership (AONB) is embarking on a new project which will help communities around the River Culm learn about, survey and look after the white [...]

Children’s art exhibition celebrating the natural beauty of the Blackdown Hills

An exhibition of children’s artwork based on the habitats and species of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is to be held this autumn. ‘A collage of the Blackdown Hills’ will [...]

UK first as rare black dormouse is found

We are very excited to have discovered a rare black dormouse right here in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the only black dormouse ever recorded in the UK! Britain [...]

Going wild with Blackdown Hills Natural Futures

A wild time was had by all at Blackdown Hills Natural Futures’ Wildlife Discovery Day.  Nearly 500 people came along to Forde Abbey, near Chard, to explore trees, plants, wildflowers, birds, [...]

Embrace the darkness – an evening of astronomical adventure

One of the qualities that make the Blackdown Hills AONB such a special place are the dark, star-filled skies. According to a recent study Blackdown Hills is the fifth darkest Area of Outstanding [...]

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