Countryside Wardens

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

Special Visitors at Siblyback Lake

    South West Lakes Trust currently have some very special visitors at Siblyback Lake, near Liskeard. There have been some recent sightings of a Buff-Breasted Sandpiper and a Pectoral Sandpiper.    Nigel Tomkinson, Countryside Warden for South West Lakes Trust, said ‘We are very excited to have these rare birds at Siblyback. It is…

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8th September 2016

Great Turn Out at Argal Family Wildlife Day

    Despite the blustery forecast there was still a great turn out at South West Lakes Trust’s Family Wildlife Day at Argal Lake on Saturday (20 August). All those who attended got stuck in with making bird feeders, bug hunting, nature crafts and quiz trails. Although it was too windy for the fishing taster…

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20th August 2016

Educational Area Created at Siblyback Lake

    On Sunday 14 August the Plymouth Environmental Action (PEA) nature conservation volunteers joined South West Lakes Trust Countryside Wardens, Nigel Tomkinson and John Davies, at Siblyback Lake to build an outdoor seating area for school groups. The day started off with the usual cup of tea and a biscuit! The team then got…

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14th August 2016

Successful Wildlife Day at Stithians

  25 children and their families ventured off the beaten track at Stithians Lake on Wednesday (10 August) to discover some of the creatures that make the lake their home. Pond dipping and bug hunting at South West Lakes Trust’s wildlife day were both a great success, with fantastic close up views of a variety…

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10th August 2016