The Brandis Corner Wildlife Group was active from 2009 until late-2019. It no longer exists but this website will remain visible, albeit dormant, until late-2020 to serve as a reminder of the contribution the group made to wildlife knowledge and conservation in the local area.
History – From very humble beginnings in October 2009 with 12 members, the evolution of Brandis Corner Wildlife Group was nothing short of inspirational. From a standing start we went from strength to strength, thanks to the tireless work and dedication of our committee members and the support, financial and otherwise, of so many other willing and able people. Membership in March 2015 reached an impressive high of 126.
Events – Our annual programme aimed to provide something for each and every one of our members.
We enjoyed regular outdoor activities, such as reserve visits, bird song and nightjar walks and pond dipping. Educational visits and workshops were always well attended, enabling us to improve our wildlife knowledge and share new experiences together. Guest speakers joined us from October to early May, when indoor meetings were held. The talks covered a diverse range of subjects and were invariably well supported. Some members also participated in local scientific projects and collation of data.
Newsletters – We produced three full colour newsletters per year which contained full reports of meetings and events. Members actively participated by contributing photographs and stories and we received many compliments on the quality and content. The most recent editions can still be downloaded from the Newsletter page.
Links with other natural history bodies – We worked in close association with local wildlife organisations, which included Devon Wildlife Trust, North Devon Nature Improvement Area, the Tamar Group of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the National Trust.