Devon Wildlife Trust

Andrews wood reserve – extension

Andrew’s Wood Reserve, near Loddiswell is a site of important UK biodiversity containing the largest stand in Western Europe of the rare heath lobelia, which is found at only five other sites in the UK. We have helped fund DWT in extending and enhancing the reserve.

This has included the purchase of adjacent fields and the restoration of the heath mire habitat. Other improvements to the existing woodland are significantly extending the range of the heath Lobelia and providing ideal habitat for local dormice. These dormice are in notable decline nationally but numbers within the wood are now to be on the increase. Recent monitoring has revealed the largest dormouse ever recorded (44 grams!).

Andrews Wood in June.
Photo: © DWT

Andrews Wood.
Photo: © DWT