Reconnect with the family and local nature this half term with a range of free activities taking place on Kilkhampton Common.
Children can explore the wildlife on their doorstep. All equipment will be provided. Bring a picnic!
Meeting at Westland Countryside Stewards office car park, West Street, Kilkhampton, EX23 9QW. Parking available.
Help local community charities, like Westland Countryside Stewards, by shopping at Co-op.
Kilkhampton based nature conservation charity, Westland Countryside Stewards, has been selected for the Co-op Local Community Fund. Since September 2016, Co-op Members have raised £20 million for thousands of local projects that benefit communities across the UK.
Funds raised will help encourage native species on Kilkhampton Common and promote a diversity of wildlife and habitats for visitors to enjoy.
Westland Countryside Stewards invite you and your kids to enjoy some events and activities on the common over the summer holidays.
All events will run from 10 am – 1 pm and begin at our office on West Street (EX23 9QW) with plenty of parking available.
A minimum donation of £3 per child, or £5 for two children.
Bring a picnic! Continue reading “Kids activities on Kilkhampton Common”
Wildlife on the Common
I am sure many of you have been enjoying some summer sun over the last few weeks. Butterflies can be seen fluttering around, however, this has been a poor year for butterflies. With the continuous change in weather, from sun to rain, the butterflies have struggled. Cold winter killed off pupae and I am sure many people have noticed the delay in many species emerging. Very few surveys have taken place this year due to the weather, those which have been done show a significant decline in overall butterflies being seen. Moths have also been in decline this year. Burnet moths used to be sighted regularly on the Common. This year not a single one has been recorded.
A big thank you to everyone who attended our two guided walks of Kilkhampton Common on June 11th and 16th.
The guided walk allowed both new visitors and familiar faces a chance to discover the wildlife on the common, and learn more about Westland Countryside Stewards.
Reconnecting with local nature
Our charity aim is to reconnect people with local nature. We hope this has encouraged those who attended to visit the Common again, or just get out and enjoy nature on your doorstep.
A circular walk of the Common was completed, finishing at the lower pond. Here, children (and adults) were able to get involved in pond dipping.
If you were unable to attend, remember, the common is open all hours, every day for you to enjoy.
Westland Countryside Stewards will have a table at the Kilkhampton Fete on 1st July. Please, stop by and say hello.
It’s time to get the lawn mower out!
Summer is fast approaching. I’m sure everyone with a lawn is noticing the grass is growing vigorously and they’re out with the mower more frequently. The same applies to Kilkhampton common. As well as the hedgerows, the grass pathways are sprouting.