Burrator News 23 – October Monthly Newsletter

Photo credit: Ken Chubb 1. Remains of Torpedo Net Discovered  On the 3rd and 4th September, Professor Bob Stone and the Human Interface Team from Birmingham University, who created the Virtual Burrator Project, were granted permission to dive two ROVs, a BlueROV2 and a Trident ‘underwater drone’ (a smaller but highly agile submersible), into the…

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5th October 2018

Butterfly and Moth Search Day at Crowdy Reservoir

During late summer and officially in September 2018, I started at South West Lakes Trust (SWLT) as the new ecologist. I started volunteering for the Trust in 2016 when I did my university placement at Burrator. In my new role, I will be involved with the ongoing Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) project and…

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2nd October 2018

Recruitment Open Day for South West Lakes Trust

On Sunday 21st October (10am – 4pm) come along to South West Lakes Trust’s Recruitment Open Day at Roadford Lake. We are looking for enthusiastic and outgoing instructors to join our growing team! This is your opportunity to deliver exciting educational activities for the 2019 season, based at one of our five Activity Centres:  Wimbleball,…

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1st October 2018

Entrance Sign Project at Burrator

Back in late 2016, Dave Curno and Mike Glinn, two volunteers, came across a large fallen oak tree. Somebody correctly anticipated that ‘this will come in handy one day’. Thus, the tops were cut for logs, and the trunk was planked up on site using a chainsaw, under Dave’s knowledgeable instruction. The planks were transported…

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28th September 2018

A perspective on angling

Name one sport that isn’t age restricted and angling will be at the top of the list. Angling can be enjoyed by all ages and all abilities. For some, the sport is about catching the biggest fish they can! However, for others it is a way of escaping the rat race of life and it…

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25th September 2018