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May 2018

Visit to Fursdon (S Devon Branch)

15 May 2018 at 2:30 pm

A visit to Fursdon, the ancestral home of David Fursdon LL, 2017-18 President of the DA. A tour of the house and gardens will be followed by a cream tea. Please book by 5…

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Visit to Ashley Court (Exeter Branch)

16 May 2018 at 2:00 pm

This year’s country house visit is to Ashley Court, a small Grade II listed Regency Villa near Tiverton. The house was originally built by local wool merchant, John Upcott, and was enlarged in 1805.…

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A ‘Devon Day’ (Buildings Section)

17 May 2018 at 10:30 am
Matthews Hall, Fore St
Topsham, Devon EX3 0HF
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This is a joint event with ExeDFAS. 10.30 Dr Susan Andrew ‘Church Houses in Devon: Community, Continuity and Change’. Built in the late 15th and early 16th centuries to accommodate Church Ales and other…

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Visit to Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (Bideford Branch)

18 May 2018 at 2:00 pm

A visit to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. 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). Discounted…

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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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June 2018

2018 Annual Conference

1 June 2018 - 3 June 2018

To be hosted at The Royal Castle Hotel in Dartmouth. The lectures and AGM will be held at the nearby Flavel Centre. Further details will follow as soon as they are available.

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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

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

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 12:00 am

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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