Burrator News 22 – September Monthly Newsletter

Burrator – Photo by Gavin Crowther 1. Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September – ‘A Double Anniversary’ at Burrator  This year we recognise 120 years since the construction of Burrator Reservoir and 90 years since the raising of Burrator Dam. To celebrate this we will be hosting a weekend exhibition in the centre, and a…

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6th September 2018

South West Lakes Trust Launches ‘Building Outdoor Skills’ Campaign

Regional charity South West Lakes Trust is excited to announce the launch of the third of five campaign themes which underpin the work of their charity and people. The motivations behind the ‘Building Outdoor Skills’ campaign are explained in a fantastic short video produced by Lightbox Inc. The video conveys the importance of providing opportunities…

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4th September 2018

Orchard Management

Orchards are not just beautifully reminiscent of the traditional British countryside; they also play host to an abundance of important and unique habitats for flora and fauna. There are three orchards around Roadford. They consist of some very old varieties of apples that are suitable for this area of the West Country; two orchards, both…

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21st August 2018

Batty About Bats at Argal Lake

On Wednesday 1 August, 15 adults and 10 children flocked to Argal Lake for a family bat evening. The event, organised by South West Lakes Trust and Cornwall Bat Group, involved an interesting array of bat-themed activities, including a walk around the lake, where woodland, open grassland and water provide ideal conditions for many different…

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6th August 2018

Bugs and (Mini)beasts

A bug is always an insect but an insect is not always a bug, although all are mini beasts, yet only some are creepy crawlies, which give many the heebie-jeebies! To give them their proper classifications, insects are six legged critters with usually 1 or 2 pairs of wings, so a butterfly comfortably fits into…

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23rd July 2018