Website, YouTube videos and pdf docs

Index


Helping injured wildlife


Information on habitats and habitat management

Churchyards

Freshwater habitats

University of Exeter research project
  • James Garling, a University of Exeter student, is researching possible solutions to water pollution in the Teign catchment for his undergraduate dissertation project. Here is the executive summary of his study as well as a shortened version of his report
Reporting environmental incidents, and data on river health
Local organisations and projects
National organisations and projects
Information

Gardening for Wildlife

General ideas and advice
Birds
  • PTES How to bring songbirds into your garden
Compost
Environmentally friendly pest control
  • RSPB How to deal with pests without using pesticides
Hedges
  • RSPB Garden hedge creation and management
Insects
Lawns
  • RSPB Encouraging wildlife into your lawn
  • RHS How to create a wildflower lawn (pdf)
Plants
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators Guide
  • RHS Plants that provide seed for birds (pdf)
Ponds

Golf Courses

Grassland, meadows and wildflowers

General guidance
Arable weeds
Pasture
Traditional wildflower meadows
Verges
  • Plantlife Managing Grassland Road Verges document
  • Plantlife Save Wildflowers on Road Verges campaign
  • Devon County Council Life on the verge in Devon – Guidance on how to manage road verges
  • Tarka Country Trust Life On The Verge Biosphere Project (2016 – 2020)
  • Moor Meadows Life on the verge: Creating and managing wildlife-friendly verges (YouTube)

Hedgerows

Hedge management
Hedge surveys

Marine and coastal habitats

Nature Friendly Farming

A talk by Cath Jeffs from the RSPB on the cirl bunting recovery project, including habitat management, working with farmers, community engagement and mitigating against the the impacts of development

Orchards

Peatlands

Pesticides

Rewilding

A conversation about rewilding with Isabella Tree, Alastair Driver and Derek Gow

Soils

Woodland and trees

Woodland Creation
Woodland management
Other information about woodland
Tree Protection Orders (TPOs)
  • TEMPO A systematised assessment tool for TPO suitability
Growing Trees from seed
Diseases
  • FWAG Ash Dieback Farmer Information Sheet (pdf)

Information on wildlife and species identification

National Biodiversity Network State of Nature 2019

General wildlife ID

Marine species

Birds

Fish

Flora

Ancient Woodland Indicator Plants
Flowering plants
Foraging guides
Lower plants/spore plants (mosses and ferns)
  • Plantlife Mosses and liverworts of Atlantic Woodlands in Southwest England
  • Plantlife Ferns of Atlantic Woodland
Trees

Fungi

Invertebrates

All inverts
Freshwater invertebrates
Beetles (coleoptera)
True bugs (hemiptera)
  • British bugs Comprehensive guide to UK bugs (true bugs/hemiptera)
Bees, wasps, ants (hymenoptera)
Butterflies and moths (lepidoptera)
Snails and slugs (mollusca)
Dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata)

Lichens

  • APIS Monitoring air quality using lichens

Mammals

Reptiles and Amphibians


Online mapping


Planning and development

General advice and guidance

Specific advice and guidance


Recording wildlife

A talk by Jess Smallcombe from the Devon Biodiversity Records Centre on how Wildlife Wardens can record wildlife locally