We cannot really make a start on protecting and promoting biodiversity in the valley until we know what we already have. The results of surveys will appear here as they become available.

Members of the Biodiversity Group took part in the national Big Butterfly Count. This what was found in our valley. Click on the butterfly to open the report.

Sidmouth Arboretum has carried out a survey of the valley’s hedgerows. The report includes facts and figures, but also a fascinating review of the history which dates back to prehistoric times. Click on the cover picture to open the report.