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.
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.
Join us for an exciting new range of wildlife events!
Our 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!
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.
12th March Skills of the Hills Hedge Event 09:30 - 4:00pm More details
13th March An introduction to Birds of the Blackdown Hills
10:30am - 3:30pm More details
20th March Reptiles & Adder Survey Training
10:30 - 15:30 More details
31st March Bats and Bat Box Making(FREE boxes!)
10.30am - 12.30pm More details