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Wildlife in and around Bishopsteignton


Gardeners are encouraged to plant flowers and shrubs that are rich in nectar to attract butterflies to the garden and to provide a food resource.  However, when the only plants that are planted to attract butterflies are non-native species, you're not going to have...

Cirl Bunting

The cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus (pronounced sirl) is a small sparrow sized farmland bird, which almost became extinct in the UK in the late 1980s and is now confined to south-west England. This was probably due to changes in farming practices, particularly the switch...


I remember when hedgehogs were a very common sight in the village and it was possible to see three or four in the garden at any one time, but I haven’t seen one in Bishopsteignton (dead or alive) for years. The Hedgehog Preservation Society states that there is...