News and events from the Blackdown Hills Natural Futures project
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Explore, discover and help protect the wildlife on your doorstep...
Blackdown Hills Natural Futures is discovering more about the wildlife of the Blackdown Hills by supporting local people to set up community wildlife projects and gain new skills in ecological surveys and nature conservation.
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2016 Trainee Ecologist Positions
Applications for our 2016 traineeships are now open!

Blackdown Hills Natural Futures is offering traineeships to people hoping to move into the ecology and conservation sector. These 6 month unpaid positions (with travel and subsistence allowance) are offered between April and September each year.

Visit the website to find out more about the training programme and apply!
Events and Activities - Get Involved!
Join us for an exciting new range of wildlife events!

varied events offer something for everyone from family pond dipping, beginners botany, bumblebee, butterfly and bird identification to reptile surveys and bird and bat box making (including FREE boxes to take home) plus much more!

Visit the events page to find out more book places! 
January Events
Brown Hairstreak Butterfly Egg Count Training

30th January Click here for more information

This training event is aimed at volunteers interested in helping monitor butterfly reserves on the Blackdown Hills. Participants will be provided with training on monitoring the Brown Hairstreak butterfly by counting eggs that are laid on blackthorn bushes. 
Coming Soon...
12th March
Skills of the Hills Hedge Event

09:30 - 4:00pm
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13th March
An introduction to Birds of the Blackdown Hills
10:30am - 3:30pm

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20th March
Reptiles & Adder Survey Training
10:30 - 15:30

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31st March
Bats and Bat Box Making (FREE boxes!)
10.30am - 12.30pm

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