Ivy on Larch Trees at Hisley Wood

Ivy on trees is often the subject of great debate. On one hand it casts dense shade and on the other it’s a valuable source of late season nectar, but one October morning a group of conservationists walked through Hisley Wood with a view to protecting some of the ivy clad larch trees above the derelict remains of Boveycombe farmstead. They were on site to provide advice to the felling team who would select and save some of the monumentalRead more

History Hunters-Keeping Time

Across the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve a team of volunteers is hard at work uncovering the stories of the past using the clues left behind by our ancestors. Albert Knott of Natural England is the facilitator of the History Hunters who have been mapping and recording the remains of ancient leats, mines, farms and fields of Yarner Woods and the Bovey Valley. But now the advance of technology has given them a huge boost, opening up many new tracksRead more