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Family Fun at Burrator

Every Tuesday in August families have been enjoying a whole range of activities at South West Lakes Trust’s family drop in sessions at Burrator Reservoir. Finding frogs and toads and making insect homes were the tasks which took place during the first session. Mini shelter building for muddy ball blobsters was a huge success with…

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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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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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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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South West Water Volunteers at Wimbleball

    Four volunteers from South West Water joined the Wimbleball Conservation Volunteers on 9 August for a day of meadow management. The first task was to sharpen the Austrian scythes, then observe Countryside and Angling Manager, Alex Forster, do a quick demo to illustrate the correct scything technique. The volunteers were then given a…

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