As a conservation charity, it is our mission to manage and enhance the habitats around the reservoirs for wildlife and for the enjoyment of visitors. The area in front of the car park at Roadford Lake used to be a patch of grass, but with Devon Wildlife Trust, we have transformed it into a spectacular wildflower spectacle.

The area was ploughed in spring and was planted with corn chamomile, corn cockle, cornflower, corn marigold and the common poppy. The colours appearing change every single day; it might look completely different on two separate visits! A huge variety of insects are now buzzing, flapping and pollinating around the meadow.

Recently, we ran a short photo competition asking visitors to Roadford Lake to capture the beauty of the spectacle and share them with us on social media. We received some fantastic entries! 

We picked two weekly winners that showed a lovely engagement with nature. The overall winner was Victoria Norris: 

The first weekly winner was Rachel Friend: 

Thank you to everybody who entered our competition! Here are just some of our other favourites...

(Left to right - Dean James, Sarah Pascall, Dawn Shepherd, Anna Body, Anita Cook)