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The hedgerows of West Manley Lane are afforded protection under the Hedgerow Regulations 1997... this importance relates to the botanical diversity of woody species and the association of protected and / or rare species of animals

Devon Wildlife Consultants Report 2009

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Tiverton Grand Canal and its environs with its walking and cycling leisure opportunities is of great importance giving pleasure to locals and tourists as well as providing biodiversity and economic benefits for the local community

Devon Wildlife Consultants Report 2009

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WEST MANLEY LANE FAUNA RECORDS FOR FIRST SIX MONTHS 2016

By WMLCG - posted Aug 9th 2016 at 8:15PM

In bald statistics, there have been records for 54 birds, (33 confirmed, probable or possible breeding), 11 mammals, 9 butterflies, 4 dragon/damselflies 2 reptiles and 5 bumblebee species. Amongst the bird life, Little Egret made a welcome return, as did Kingfisher and Green Woodpecker; raptor species were down on 2015 sitings, a late Spotted Flycatcher breeding record and an increase in House Martin nesting success contrasted with a fall in Barn Swallow numbers. No Whitethroat or Linnet were noted. Overflying Raven records continue to increase year on year. In the mammal world, records of Red Fox, Roe Deer and Badger are infrequent and the small mammal sitings such as mice and voles are few and far between. Bat species are mainly Common Pipistrelles, although Brown Long-eared and Noctules have been noted. In common with most areas, both Odonata and Butterfly records suffered from the poor Spring weather, but began to improve by the end of the half year.  Both Bumblebee and Solitary bee figures are  improving alongwith the recorder's abilities!

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