Sunday 4th November 2018, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Teigngrace Meadow near Stover Country Park

Contact

  • Pete Hurst
  • 01626 854182

50.568517, -3.6449951

Sun 4th November: Teigngrace Meadow near Stover Country Park, Newton Abbot 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

A Devon Wildlife Trust reserve, the Trust is keen to remove scrub and young trees in some areas to encourage more young grassland. A wide range of butterflies will benefit including Common Blue, Marbled White, Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper and early fritillaries.

Meet in one of the laybys on the Teigngrace Road at the rear of Stover Country Park [SX 836 756]. Take care as some of these laybys are very un-even. Work will take place at SX 838 756 near the cycle bridge. Some boggy ground so wellies/boots recommended. Cutting tools for scrub and small trees would be useful - these will also be available from the DWT officer who will attend.

Directions: From the Exeter direction on the A38 after passing the second exit for Chudleigh, the very next exit (after 2.5 miles) is the one for Teigngrace. Take this, and as soon as you drive off the A38 parking is on the right after about 100 yards. From Plymouth on the A38 pass under Drumbridges roundabout (the exit for A382 Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey) and go on a further 1.25 miles to the Chudleigh Knighton and Kingsteignton exit. Here you can cross over the A38 and then re-enter on southbound A38. The Teigngrace exit is 0.75 mile from here.

Most of our winter work days are targeted at helping specific butterfly species but always benefit many other wildlife species that prefer more warmth and light that our clearing work provides. It is usually ok to just turn up on the day but if adverse weather threatens cancellation or for any other queries a contact number is provided. Participants can attend for just part of the day if they wish but should always tell the contact person if they leave early. Bring lunch, a drink, waterproof clothing, stout footwear or boots and gardening gloves. Most people bring their own cutting tools but often some tools will be available to use.