The first Sidmouth Biodiversity Festival took place between 5 and 11 June 2023 with a range of walks, talks and children’s activities in the town and Sid Valley. Thanks to everyone who joined in, volunteered or led an event.

If you would like to make a donation towards future events you can do so here.

Monday 5 June14:00-15:00Wildflower walkEd DolphinJacobs ladder 
Tuesday 6 June10:00-10:45Talk-Understanding your riverEd Eley Wild Trout TrustKennaway House
Tuesday 6 June11:00-12:00Talk-nature journallingAlex BoonKennaway House
Tuesday 6 June13:00-14:00Walk and talk by river Sid
Ed Eley Wild Trout Trust
Tuesday 6 June15:00-16:30Café scientifique, impact of light pollution on nocturnal speciesDr Sam Morrell (Exeter Uni)Kennaway House
Tuesday 6 June17:00-18:00Sampling Life In the River
Ed Eley Wild Trout Trust
Tuesday 6 June18:30-19:30Exploring the beach gardenJohn TwibellBeach garden
Wednesday 7 June06:30-09:30Really useful bird surveys
Maz Hartwell
Wednesday 7 June9:30-12:00
Wildlife wander in Lincombe ValleyKevin Walker
and Malcolm Seymour
Lincombe Valley
Wednesday 7 June12:30-13:30Book talk – where the wild flowers growLeif BerswedenKennaway House
Wednesday 7 June14:30-15:30Botany walk
Leif Bersweden
Thursday 8 June10:00-12:00Botany walkEcology & Conservation teamDonkey Sanctuary
Thursday 8 June10:30-12:00Nature ambleMick StreetMuttersmoor
Thursday 8 June14:00-16:00 & 18:00-19:30Guided tours of Farthing Wood gardenJean & John TwibellSidmouth
Friday 9 June10:00-11:00Talk – Accessible wildlife photographyBarry CurwenKennaway House
Friday 9 June11:30-12:30Water Company InsightsCarolyn Cadman South West WaterKennaway House
Friday 9 June10:30-12:30Arboretum tree walkJon BallBlackmoor Gardens to the Byes
Friday 9 June21:15-11:00Bat walkSarah ButcherSalcombe Regis
Friday 9 June17:00-18:00Children’s nature huntEd DolphinAlma field
Saturday 10 June09.30-11.00Biodiversity of the byes through the eyes of history Kati FitzhenryMeet at the Toll
gate at the entrance
to the Byes on Salcombe Road
Saturday 10 June11.00-11.30Sid Vale Folk Choir, a performance of nature themed songsTess BissonCommunity Orchard, the Byes
Saturday 10 June10.00-11.00Amphibians and Birds in the ByesChris PatchThis event will be
held in the community orchard in the Byes.
Meet by the willow dome entrance
Saturday 10 June11.00-16.00We are Guardians – virtual reality showExeter Science CentreKennaway House (upstairs)
Saturday 10 June08:00-09:30Tune in! Easy accessible walk for bird novices
Maz HartwellThe Knapp
Saturday 10 June10:00-16:00Operation Earth- family show and biodiversity activities – Saturday June 10thExeter Science CentreKennaway House (Cellar Bar)
Saturday 10 June10:00-12:30Nature Journalling WorkshopAlex BoonLeigh Browne Room
Saturday 10 June11:30-12:30Performance of local nature based storytellingClare Viner & Janet DowlingCommunity orchard in the Byes
Saturday 10 June11:30-14:00Community art workshop art and mark makingCommunity Coastal HubRiverside walk, the Ham
Saturday 10 June13:30-16:30Storymaking workshop (adults)Clare Viner & Janet DowlingSidmouth Guide
HQ Lawn Vista, Sidmouth
EX10 9BB
Saturday 10 June14:00-15:30Bug safariMick StreetCommunity orchard, the Byes
Saturday 10 June15:00-17:30Community art workshop art and mark makingCommunity Coastal HubSensory Garden by the Ham Play Area
Sunday 11 June10:30-12:30Family event, wildlife bingo sheet and guided walkEcology & Conservation teamDonkey Sanctuary 
Sunday 11 June14:00-16:00Ham/Beach clean/litter pickSidmouth Plastic WarriorsThe Ham
Sunday 11 June14:00-16:00Nature walk
Ed DolphinThe Knapp

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