Countryside Wardens

Conservation Works Continue at Siblyback Lake

  South West Lakes Trust (SWLT) Countryside Wardens and local volunteers have planted approximately 120 metres of native hedge along the edge of the overflow camping field at Siblyback Lake, with a further 170 metres to plant along the edge of the dog exercise field. SWLT Warden, Nigel Tomkinson, said “Once established, the hedge will…

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17th February 2017

Successful Dark Skies Event at Wimbleball Lake with Seb Jay – Author of ‘Exmoor Dark Skies’

    Despite the cloudy weather forecast, 20 people joined Seb Jay, author of ‘Exmoor Dark Skies’, for a talk and guided stargazing tour at Wimbleball Lake on 13 December. The evening started with a presentation by Seb, whose knowledge and enthusiasm had the audience gripped as he took them on a journey from the…

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13th December 2016

Moor Marshes – Trial Management for Snipe Underway at a Bodmin Moor Lake Site

    South West Lakes Trust (SWLT), The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society (CBWPS) have been working together at one of their Bodmin lake marshes to trial management to benefit snipe. Although these fantastically camouflaged and secretive birds are found in large numbers in the county during…

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1st December 2016

A Variety of Bird Life Spotted on College and Argal Autumn Bird Walk

    The bird life at College and Argal Lakes, near Penryn is always a big attraction for visitors and the autumn in particular brings some very interesting visiting birds to the site. On Saturday 15 October birdwatchers of all ages braved the rain, and at one point thunder and lightning, and ventured out to…

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15th October 2016

Roadford Dormouse Box Checks

    On 17 September a group of 10 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 tie in with the national Dormouse monitoring programme, which helps…

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17th September 2016