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June 2022

Pebble Bed Heaths (Botany Section)

Sat. 18 June 2022 at 11:00 am

A visit to look at species typical of both dry heathland and wet mire, with an accent on carnivory. We shall hunt again for Heath Fragrant Orchid and Early Marsh Orchid in mire with…

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Broadside Ballads (Music Section)

Mon. 20 June 2022 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

Dr David Atkinson presents Broadside Ballads – Grisly Stories from the Past Dr Atkinson, Editor of Folk Music Journal and Honorary Research Fellow at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, will talk about ballads…

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Wheathill Plantation (Entomology Section)

Sat. 25 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Field trip to East Budleigh Common which forms part of the extensive East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. It is owned by Clinton Devon Estates and has recently been designated as a National Nature Reserve. Meet…

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Mutter’s Moor (Entomology Section)

Sun. 26 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Field trip to this area of Lowland Heath which is owned by Clinton Devon Estates and is situated on Tertiary gravels and Greensand. Unlike the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths it is relatively under recorded.…

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The Maer, Exmouth (Entomology Section)

Mon. 27 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Field trip to The Maer Local Nature Reserve, owned by East Devon District Council. The reserve is an area of grass on old sand dunes and is just across the road from the car…

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Tour of Coldridge Church (Buildings Section)

Thu. 30 June 2022 at 2:00 pm

A presentation and guided tour of Coldridge Church, to be followed by tea and cake. Numbers limited. Booking essential. As of March 2022, this visit is already fully booked.  

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July 2022

Henry Williamson (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 2 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
University of Exeter Special Collections, The Old Library, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, EX4 4SB

Angela Mandrioli and Dr Christine Faunch, the University’s Head of Heritage Collections, will talk to us about the author and show us around the Williamson archive. Note that the start time is now 2:00pm,…

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Bystock DWT Reserve and Squabmoor Reservoir (Entomology Section)

Sun. 3 July 2022 at 10:00 am

Field trip to look for Small Red and Red-eyed Damselflies, Downy Emerald, Keeled Skimmer and Golden-ringed Dragonfly. Meet at the Bystock entrance off road at SY034843 (alternatively at Squabmoor car park SY038844). Close-focus binoculars…

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Walking tour of Charterhouse Lead Mines (IA Section)

Wed. 6 July 2022 at 11:00 am

A guided walk of Mendips Lead Mining Sites at Charterhouse with Geoff Fitton and Peter Daniel. The Romans mined lead on Mendip from AD 49 for around 350 years, and several ingots of lead…

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Dartington’s ancient woodland – part 2 rerun (Botany Section)

Sat. 9 July 2022 at 10:00 am
Cider Press Centre Dartington, Devon

Richard Lewis hopes to repeat the May event for those unable to attend, or who’d like to revisit the location in high summer. Contact the Organiser if you’d like to come along.

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Dunkeswell Heritage Centre and Airfield (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 13 July 2022 at 1:30 pm
Dunkeswell Heritage Centre and Airfield, Dunkeswell
Honiton, Devon EX14 4LF

A visit to the South West Airfield Heritage Trust, to be led by Brian Lane-Smith. This visit is a follow up to the Zoom lecture given by Brian Lane-Smith on 12 February 2021. Members…

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Visit to Dartmouth Castle and Blackpool Sands (Geology Section)

Thu. 14 July 2022 at 10:00 am

This field trip has been organised by Richard Porter and Tim Freeman. After meeting at a location close to Dartmouth Castle, we will walk around the coast path to location 1 which is close…

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