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 [...]

Winter: ‘tis the season!

 by Danielle Wrench “The feeling that is pretty general among people of the average sort is the country at this season is a place to be avoided: empty, dull, without any interest. All the pretty [...]

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 [...]

Otterhead Lakes practical task group

A regular group, undertaking conservation activities at Otterhead Lakes, has been set up to support people less able to access physical outdoor tasks. Working with Forestry Commission and [...]

New volunteer coordinator for Somerset’s AONBs

The Blackdown Hills AONB has welcomed a new volunteer co-ordinator to its team for a day each week. Sammy Fraser will be working across Somerset’s three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, [...]