1. DPA gets its own logo’d vehicle

      As a result of the Dendles workday cancellation, on Thursday 10th March, any interested volunteers and thus potential drivers were invited to Roborough Down to see the spanking new Isuzu D Max Pick-up in shining white livery with the DPA logos. In beautiful sunshine Derek arrived in the pick-up and showed off its potential to…

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    2. Butterfly Conservation at Common Wood

      This article is reproduced with permission from the CampaignerKate blog, HERE. The Dartmoor Preservation Association conservation volunteers returned to Common Wood on 22 February.  This was our sixth day here.  We had spent five days, spread over three and a half years, on the slope above the leat clearing the vegetation to make way for Pearl Bordered and Small Pearl…

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    3. Dartmoor’s mires like the wet summer!

      The wet weather, apart from a welcome burst of summer in the last couple of weeks, has had some benefits.  Flowering plants in one of the mires at the Dartmoor Preservation land at High House Waste have been more abundant than in recent years and a few days ago there were hundreds of froglets.  …

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    4. A midnight glimpse into the world of moths

      Against all expectation the evening of  Saturday 14th July was dry, with a clear-ish sky, not too cold and so the great Dart Valley Moth Hunt was on. At nine in the evening Dartmeet car park soon filled up with about 30 members of the DPA, Devon Moth Group and Devon Wildlife Trust all interested…

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    5. The Exmoor Society come visiting

      Members of the Exmoor Society were made extremely welcome by the DPA on the occasion of the societies’ third joint walk on Saturday 19th May. Derek and Bob were knowledgeable and informative guides, while Val was (just like last year) most considerate to those among us who do not manage hills and rough ground as…

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