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Conservation grazing, Dartmoor style.

Natural England’s Yarner wood ponies have returned for another year and without these symbols of Dartmoor I’d be permanently strapped to a brushcutter during the winter months. In order to help deliver our Higher Level Stewardship targets for out wet meadows we have been borrowing a herd of Dartmoor ponies for a couple of years...
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Rare migrant moth found at Parke

If you were in Parke on Friday night you may have seen lights climbing into the night sky, you may have heard the collective murmurings of a few members of the Devon moth group as they identified different moth species and if you were around at about 12.30am you may have heard a collective gasp....
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R.I.P “Bruce”

Nature conservation this isn’t, but for those of you more familiar to Parke there may be a sight missing from your day. Often seen basking in a warm spot on the estate, stalking squirrels or standing up to visiting dogs, of any size, “Bruce” was a force to be reckoned with....
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Parke pomology

Saturday saw the return of Apple day at Parke.       For those of you who follow me on twitter you may be aware that i have had my head in an apple tree for most of last week and yesterday saw the culmination of our fruity forays for this year. With the September...
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Fruits of labour

  So first things first, I am a ranger, and whilst undoubtedly the thought of me dead heading flowers, secateurs in hand will bring a wry smile or a whole hearted guffaw to some of my colleagues I thought I’d write about the sanctuary that is the walled garden at Parke.   As a hobby...
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A plea from the Lone Ranger.

Let me introduce myself, my name’s Fred Hutt and I’m the new community ranger for Parke and over the last four weeks the startled rabbit look that was on my face has lessened somewhat. A local lad living on the edge of Dartmoor, I have a varied background from Double Glazing to teaching Food technology...
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