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May 2018

West Devon Commons (Botany Section)

26 May 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A meeting to look for Viola canina, V. lactea and perhaps Carex montana and Platanthera bifolia. Meet at the north end of Plaster Down, SX5146.7295. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please…

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Stover Country Park (Entomology Section)

27 May 2018 at 10:00 am
Stover Country Park, SX833751
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG

This is one of the prime Dragonfly sites in Devon and the focus will be on local specialities: Hairy Dragonfly and Downy Emerald. Optional visit to private ponds nearby after lunch to look for…

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Mount Dinham, Exeter (IA Section)

31 May 2018 at 11:00 am
£5 - £7

At short notice we have been able to arrange a special meeting on Thursday 31 May 2018 to visit Mount Dinham Cottages / Almshouses and St Michael's Church in Exeter. It is a Conservation…

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June 2018

2018 Annual Conference

1 June 2018 - 3 June 2018

Our 2018 Conference will be hosted at The Royal Castle Hotel in Dartmouth. The lectures and AGM will be held at the nearby Flavel Centre. See the dedicated page for further details.   South…

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Moth trapping at Warleigh Point (Entomology Section)

1 June 2018 at 9:00 pm
Warleigh Point, SX450608
Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, Devon PL5 2SL

Meet at the venue at 9:00pm and see what is attracted to the traps. If the weather looks unsettled please contact the leader by 6:30pm to check the event is still happening. Leader: Barry…

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Sidbury Manor (Buildings Section)

5 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
£18

A visit to Sidbury Manor which was built in 1879, on the site of an earlier 17th century house which burned down. The house was designed by David Brandon, a Scottish architect who had…

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Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (IA Section)

6 June 2018
£3 - £5

A visit to the Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station which is owned and operated by South West Water, where they produce power from water flowing off the western side of Dartmoor. The station, built…

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Dunsden Nature Reserve (Bideford Branch)

8 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
Free - £2

Summer Visit: “Dunsden Nature Reserve Culm Grassland, wild flowers and butterflies”. Steve Threlkeld, Reserves Officer of the Devon Wildlife Trust will be leading a Walk at Dunsdon National Nature Reserve OS SS 302 080)…

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Visit to Sourton Quarry (Tavistock Branch)

8 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sourton Quarry, Near Okehampton
SX 523 892, Devon EX20 0QB

Sourton Quarry produced high grade limestone in the 19th century, but closed due to flooding in 1906. There were various owners until ECC finished quarrying aggregate in 1960. The lease was then sold to…

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The Elephant’s Graveyard (Botany Section)

9 June 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

"The Elephant's Graveyard", Axmouth-Lyme Regis Undercliffs NNR. NOTE EARLIER START TIME. With David Allen & Donald Campbell in search of Purple Gromwell (Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum) and a count of Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans) in this…

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The icing on the cake (Geology Section)

9 June 2018 at 10:30 am
Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth, 29 French Street
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST United Kingdom

A talk ‘The icing on the cake, the Quaternary in Devon’ by Dr Jenny Bennett (DA Geology Hon Secretary). This talk has been re-scheduled from 3 March.

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Visit to Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (Bideford Branch)

15 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
£4 - £6

Meet at 2 pm at Woody Bay Station, EX31 4RA. It is located on the A39, about half-way between Blackmoor Gate and Lynton (OS SS6816946467). Lunch will be at the Old Station House Inn,…

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