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The Water Vole Project (Axe Valley Branch)
Wed. 16 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
£1 – £3
A talk “The Water Vole Project at Seaton Wetlands” by James Chubb.
This exciting project will see a phased release of water voles at Seaton Wetlands, into prime habitat suitable for them to thrive. In September 2018, 150 were released as part of this major reintroduction programme. Nationally, water voles have suffered decline due to loss of habitat, an increase in predation from non-native American mink and increasing urbanisation. The water voles were bred by Derek Gow Consultancy Ltd, a team of ecological consultants who specialise in mammal conservation and re-introduction ecology, and are based in West Devon.
The Project is a joint effort of East Devon District Council’s Countryside Team along with the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society.
James is Countryside Team Leader (Sites) with East Devon District Council responsible for leading the team who deliver practical habitat management and species monitoring on all of the District Council’s nature reserves, with a particular focus on the Seaton Wetlands nature reserve project. In February 2018 he gave us a talk dealing with the Wetlands wildlife more generally.
Entrance: Donation £1 (DA Members), £3 (Non Members).