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April 2023

Horner Woods in search of Summer Migrants

April 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Horner Woods for Summer migrants. Meet at the Park School (EX32 9EQ) car park at 9am- This is the former Park and Ride car park in Barnstaple at Park School. When you drive in to the school entrance, keep to the left and follow the road down to find the car park.This enables us to amalgamate into fewer vehicles and save money and help protect the environment. At the time of going to print it was free If going direct meet…

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May 2023

A Hunt for Fritillary Butterflies at The Heddon Valley

May 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Hunter’s Inn Car Park, EX31 4PY
Parracombe, EX31 4PY United Kingdom
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A chance to see some rare fritillary butterflies. Meet at the National Trust car park at Hunter’s Inn, Heddon’s Mouth  (Map Ref  SS 655 482)  at 11.00am. Bring a packed lunch and suitable footwear. Depending on the route it could be hilly in places.

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June 2023

BNA Holiday Lostwithiel / Fowey

June 5, 2023 - June 9, 2023

BNA trip to the Lostwithiel/Fowey area of  Cornwall . Details from Elizabeth Fowler (Tel. 01271 860780)

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Braunton Burrows

June 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sandy Lane Car Park, Braunton Burrows
North Devon, EX33 2NX United Kingdom
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By popular request a level walk among the varied habitats of Braunton Burrows hoping to see several species of orchid with local expert Mary Breeds. Meet at the Sandy Lane car park (Map Ref  SS 463 349) at 11.00am. Bring a packed lunch. We may be joined by members of the Devonshire Association.

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July 2023

Gaia Trust Reserve at Home Farm Marsh, Yelland

July 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A walk around the Gaia Trust reserve at Home Farm Marsh, Yelland. Meet at 11.00am and park just before the entrance to The Green off Chilpark (EX31 3BZ) at the western end of Fremington. (Map Ref  SS 506 325). Packed lunch and sturdy footwear. Level walking.

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August 2023

Porlock Bay

August 13, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Another popular requested trip. A walk around the fields and saltmarshes adjacent to Porlock Bay for birds, butterflies and flowers. Meet at the CP* at 9.30am or if going direct at 11.00am at the National Trust car park in Bossington (Map Ref  SS 898 479). Toilets and nearby cafe.  Bring a packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Possible cream tea afterwards. CP* This is the former Park and Ride car park in Barnstaple alongside Park School..This enables us to amalgamate into…

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September 2023

Calstock Nature Reserve by the River Tamar

September 10, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the fauna and flora of the newly created Calstock nature reserve by the River Tamar. Meet in the Pill car park, Bideford, North Devon (EX39 2LH) at 9.30am to amalgamate into fewer vehicles or if going direct then be at the Calstock free car park by 11.00am, (Map Ref  SX 437 684). Bring a packed lunch, sturdy footwear. Possible cream tea afterwards.

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October 2023

Red Deer Rut, Simonsbath.

October 24, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Exmoor for the red deer rut. Meet at CP* at 9.30am  or if going direct meet at the Simonsbath car park which has toilets (Map Ref  SS 774  394) at 10.30am. Bring a packed lunch, sturdy footwear although not too much walking. Possible cream tea afterwards. CP* This is the former Park and Ride car park in Barnstaple alongside Park School..This enables us to amalgamate into fewer vehicles and save money and help protect the environment At the time of…

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November 2023

Annual General Meal

November 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Royal Devon Golf Club, Golf Links Road
Northam, EX39 1HD United Kingdom
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Annual General Meal,  at the Royal North Devon Golf Club, Westward Ho! (EX39 1HD) 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm. After the meal there will be entertainment before the serious part of the evening when you decide what outings you would like for your branch in the forthcoming year.

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December 2023

Birdwatching Bonanza

December 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Birdwatching Bonanza. Meet at the CP* at 9.00 am to go to Topsham. If going direct be there at Dart’s Farm at 10.15 am (Post code EX3 0QH) visiting Dart’s Farm, Goosemoor, the RSPB Reserve at Bowling Green Marsh, the River Clyst, the Goat Walk and possibly Exminster Marshes and Powderham. Packed lunch, hot drinks, warm clothes.  Level walking, CP* This is the former Park and Ride car park in Barnstaple alongside Park School..This enables us to amalgamate into fewer…

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