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Deer in the woods

Post by Nina Fenner, Woodland Trust Volunteer. Last Thursday evening was the first of a series of talks this winter organised by the Woodland Trust and held at The Fingle Bridge Inn. The subject of this first talk was the “Deer of the Teign Valley”.  Mick Jones of the National Trust and John Stowers of the…

Hornet beetle found in Fingle Woods

The National Trust Biological Survey Team found a hornet beetle (Strangalia aurulenta) recently whilst surveying in Fingle Woods. This is a nationally scarce species and is usually associated with decaying oak boughs and is primarily  south western in its distribution. The hornet beetle (photo Andy Foster)  

Wood Ants

The wood ants are busy down in the woods

Pearl bordered fritillaries found at Wooston Castle

The National Trust’s Biological Survey Team have been to Fingle Woods surveying both the Woodland Trust and National Trust areas. Andy Foster and Gordon Barker at a wet Fingle Woods Andy checking an invertebrate trap A pearl bordered fritillary – found at Wooston Castle by the team  

A veteran tree amongst the conifers

David Rickwood, Site Manager for the Woodland Trust was out earlier this week in Fingle Woods with The Conservation Volunteers led by Matt Gare when they came across this large veteran oak tree which is reckoned to be about 250 years old. It has a girth of 13-14′. It was found in a jungle of Western…

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