Meet Kevin Pearson, Roadford Countryside Warden

Hi all. My name is Kevin Pearson and I am the Countryside Warden responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the beautiful Roadford Lake. I was born in Keilder, Northumberland and my father was a forester. We moved down to Devon when I was 7 years old. After attending Holsworthy Primary and Secondary school, I…

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22nd September 2017

A Batty Evening at Burrator

On Friday 15 September we held our annual bat evening talk and walk at Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor. Joined by over 40 people, the youngest being 2, Neil Reeves, Countryside Manager for South West Lakes Trust, shared some interesting batty facts with the group. The talk was then followed by a bat count of Burrator’s…

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20th September 2017

22 Dormice Recorded at Roadford Lake

On Saturday 16 September a group of volunteers, alongside a licenced ecologist, undertook South West Lakes Trust’s bi-annual Dormouse box checks at Roadford Lake, near Launceston. The site has historically been a stronghold for these endangered mammals and South West Lakes Trust’s checks, which have been taking place for the past 15 years, tie in…

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19th September 2017

Burrator News 15

Hi Everyone, 1. Summer holiday family fun at Burrator! Well August has happened! We have held 4 fun filled family days here attended by 496 people! Each day was themed around habitats: Meadows, Woodlands, Wetlands and Hedges. Activities included different types of outdoor cooking including bread, bannock and pizzas in our new cob oven, woodwork…

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29th August 2017

Great Turn Out at Argal Family Wildlife Day

There was a great turn out at our annual Family Wildlife Day at Argal Reservoir on Saturday 19 August with lots of families enjoying a whole range of activities. All those who attended got stuck in with bug hunting, sports activities and crafts with the clear highlight being the fishing where lots of children had…

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23rd August 2017