|Statement||Stan Davies ; photographs by Peter Thomas ; line drawings by Bob Hume ; maps by Laura Davies.|
|Series||Local wildlife -- 2|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||64|
Home > Events > The wildlife of the Exe estuary and Jurassic Coast An illustrated talk by Rod Lawrence about how the influence of the Exe on the coast and its wildlife. Discover some of the special plants, animals and geology from giant basking sharks to tiny snails. The Exe Estuary is one of the most highly designated sites in the South West and is protected for its globally important wildlife and habitats. The estuary is a feeding and breeding ground for thousands of birds, supporting internationally important populations such as Redshank, with Exminster one of only two places in Devon where they breed. The estuary is of ecological importance because of the areas of saltmarsh, reedbeds and mudflats that it contains. Mudflats provide an important source of food for a wide range of species and as a result, the Axe Estuary is an important nursery area for fish, including bass. This estuary is also home to the critically endangered European. About The Exe Estuary is of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl, supporting s of birds. One of the best opportunities to view the wildlife of the estuary is at the the RSPB's two nature reserves: Exminster Marshes (SX ): an area of wet grassland drained by dykes and ditches, the Marshes are an important breeding ground for lapwings and redshanks.
This book covers the 20 mile walk from start to finish on what I call the Horseshoe of Delights named because of its shape around the Exe Estuary Trail. Take a walk or go by bike the variation is so different to any other walking trail. Go by bus or train and walk just a short section of the Exe. The Exe estuary is an estuary on the south coast of Devon, England.. The estuary starts just to the south (grid reference) of the city of Exeter, and extends south for approximately eight miles to meet the English Channel).The estuary is a ria and so is larger than would be the case given the size of the River Exe, the main river feeding into the estuary. Vulnerable wildlife need space to rest and feed in the Exe Estuary, after travelling thousands of miles. Disturbing them affects their survival, so . The Exe Estuary is of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl, supporting s of birds. One of the best opportunities to view the wildlife of the estuary is at the the RSPB's two nature reserves: Exminster Marshes (SX ): an area of wet grassland drained by dykes and ditches, the Marshes are an important breeding ground for lapwings and redshanks.
The Exe Estuary is so important for wildlife, particularly birds, that it is one of the most designated estuaries in the whole of Europe. This ensures that any development plans or projects on the. Sandbags on the streets of Topsham on the Exe Estuary back in (Image: Steve Pope). Mr Bartram’s report said: “We currently deliver sandbags to Topsham in . Two areas to protect wildlife on the Exe Estuary have been put in place. Known as wildlife refuges, the areas are marked out with yellow ‘special mark’ buoys which have an “X” at the top and the words “Wildlife Refuge” printed on r yellow marker buoys are placed in between the ‘special mark’ buoys and have “WR” in black letters printed on them. River Exe Estuary Sail the calm and sheltered waters throughout the year Sail the River Exe Estuary to view stunning scenery, beautiful wildlife and hear about the fascinating history of the surrounding towns and villages. All Seasons All Ages All Interests Inside and .