Let’s all do our bit to take care of the Blackdown Hills

We are delighted that throughout the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty members of the community are helping us to make and keep the area special for generations to come. We’d [...]

Taking care of our woodland habitats

Who knew 'dog vomit slime mold' was a thing?! In his summer update Rob Greenhalgh, our local Forestry England Community Ranger, explores some the fascinating wildlife in our local woodland, and [...]

Take part in our bat survey

Do you live in the Devon part of the Blackdown Hills AONB? Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project is looking for people to help detect bats in their garden or land.

Discovering Dunkeswell Abbey

We are delighted to announce that an exciting new project, Discovering Dunkeswell Abbey, is to get underway thanks to National Lottery funding.

Blackdown Hills Repair Café nominated for Recycle Devon award

The Blackdown Hills Repair Café has been nominated for the People's Choice Award at the Recycle Devon Thank You Awards on 22nd March.

White-clawed crayfish found at last!

As part of Blackdown Hills AONB’s Culm Community Crayfish project, volunteers have been helping us to survey the River Culm to gather important information about the native white-clawed crayfish, [...]

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.

Precious partnerships at Folly Farmyard

I’ve been enjoying volunteering with the Nature and Wellbeing project in the Blackdown Hills AONB since Summer 2017. This article is about my time spent with a group from the Watch project based [...]

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