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Tucked away in the North West
corner of Devon, on the border
with North Cornwall, yet only
just over an hour from the M5.

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Throughout January, Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington.

Pick up a trail and see how many sculptures you can discover; most are available for sale. Free, guided sculpture walks leave the Visitor Centre at 11.30am most Wednesday mornings. See https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-garden-rosemoor/christmas-at-rosemoor

Have you seen a Great spotted woodpecker around the Hartland Peninsula?

Great spotted woodpecker courtesy of Devon Wildlife (Neil Bygrave)

Most of us have heard woodpeckers... but how many of us have seen one? The Great spotted woodpecker can be seen all year round in our woodlands and hedgerows, although they are quite shy and will often play 'hide and seek' with watchers! Up to 23cm they are black and white with a distinctive crimson area under the tail. They live on insects and grubs living in dead trees - pecking and boring for them produces that distinctive drumming sound.

They are not particulary endangered but you can still report sightings to the Devon Biodiversity Records Centre.

For more information, photographs and a video of this lovely bird, see this page of the Devon Wildlife Trust website.

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