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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Visit to two Devon Reserves on 19th May 2007

This brief record covers an annual outing organised by the Wells Group of the Somerset Wildlife Trust to reserves in other counties. We visited two sites in Devon.They are both SSSI's. The first map shows the Area of the East Devon Pebbled Heath SSSI part of which is the RSPB site on Woodbury Common. Some of our party are shown walking round one of the acidic ponds popular with dragonflies. As we walked we not only heard two cuckoos but saw them fly across in front of us. At both sites we found orchids to photograph. They were very numerous at Dawlish Warren. The second map shows the Dawlish Warren SSSI site on the River Exe estuary.
We were lucky with the weather and all agreed it was a very worth while and enjoyable visit.