Monthly Archives: April 2011

Great Year for Pearl Bordered Fritillaries


Hard work in winter and a warm April – great news for pearl bordered fritillaries! Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Ramshorn © DNPA Counts for the rare and declining pearl-bordered fritillary on Dartmoor have showed record numbers, with some sites having more than … Continue reading

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Hopping over Dartmoor


St George’s Day brought fantastic weather to Dartmoor and also saw the return of the Haytor Hoppa bus service – operating from Newton Abbot via Bovey Tracey to Haytor, Widecombe, Manaton and back to Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot. Taking … Continue reading

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An in’tent’sely unsettling experience!


Leaving the High Moor on a weekend evening I came across a couple of Police Officers talking to a member of the public who had reported a tent still in position which he had seen at least three weeks earlier … Continue reading

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Boardwalk Bash – your help needed!


Back in 2005, over 100 metres of boardwalk was completed to improve access across a section of Pixies Moor on the North side of Cosdon.  Led by a Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) Ranger, the local Sticklepath and Okehampton Conservation … Continue reading

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