Wildlife open day at Bystock

Wildlife enthusiasts can look forward to an open day next Tuesday at Exmouth’s Bystock Nature Reserve Reserve.

The free open day will be part of the East Devon Heath Week and Devon Wildlife Trust is running the event in conjunction with South West Water and The Big Lottery Fund to highlight some of the amazing wildlife in the area.

The family day, on Tuesday July 26, runs from 11am until 3pm and is held each year to encourage East Devon residents to get out and see the fantastic wildlife on their doorstep.

Jo Pullin from Devon Wildlife Trust said: ”This stunning little reserve just on the outskirts of the town is a fantastic mixture of woodland, meadows, ponds and heathland, making it a mecca for a wide range of rare and interesting species. Open days make great introductions to sites that perhaps people don’t often visit and this time of the year is perfect for experiencing them at their best.”

On the day there will be guided walks around the reserve, both nature walks and family walks, pond dipping to see the minibeasts, bushcraft, storytelling and nest box making. There will also be a practical task for adults to partake in which starts at 10am.

Those wishing to go on one of the walks they should book on 01392 279244. For all other activities people are welcome to come along and take part. Parking is at the north entrance to the reserve. For more information about how to get there and other East Devon Heath Week events visit www.devonwildlifetrust.org