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The ecological role of pigs in Rewilding – An update from our land

The pigs at Embercombe have been disrupting and disturbing the land as part of our rewilding action. A few weeks ago we put pigs out on part of our wild land to bring some chaos and disruption to the land! (please see my previous post here). The pigs have been doing a fantastic 'job' of turning over the turf and ...
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Rewilding the land with pigs

Today saw the arrival of 3 pigs to Embercombe as part of our rewilding action on the land. Pigs are ‘agents of change’ because they like to turn over the turf and soil with their snouts. This is called rootling and it mimics that of wild boar, which are now lost from our landscape.  The opening up of the soil ...
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Re-setting the Re_Set button

Hot on the heels of our summer rewilding camp, we have recently welcomed a corporate group to Embercombe for a taster of our rewilding action and an opportunity for them to have some team building time on the land. Re_Set contacted our partners at Ecosystem Restoration Camps to see if they were able to help them find a suitable venue …

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The Edible Wilderness: Embercombe’s Autumn Rewilding Camp

Join us this Autumn in our next Rewilding Camp on our wild land in Devon for an exploration of rewilding the land, ourselves and our society in partnership with Ecosystem Restoration Camps from 21 – 24 October. The camp will take place over the course of four days, with each day focusing on a different theme. The first day will …

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Embercombe’s first Rewilding Camp

A group from across the UK felt the tug of wanting to rewild themselves and the land around them and came to connect and explore rewilding on our wild land in Devon. Coming together for 4 days from 16 – 19 August, our kick off Rewilding Camp marked the start of a new rewilding direction for Embercombe. Together we learned …

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The Serpents of Embercombe

This summer, as part of our rewilding work, we have been setting up as many different surveys and monitoring as possible. This is to gain a better understanding of what we live alongside here at Embercombe. We have had lots of wonderful volunteers offering their time to help with this valuable work. Last week saw the first full check of …

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Join in on this year’s Big Butterfly Count!

Niusia WinczewskaWednesday, July 28, 2021 The Big Butterfly Count is on! This annual citizen science project encourages people to go outdoors and count butterflies in their patch which then helps the charity Butterly Conservation to assess the health of butterfly (and some moth) populations year on year. Its super-simple and an incredibly mindful experience to do. All you need to ...
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Embercombe’s Rewilding Plans and new Rewilding Lead

Laura FairsWednesday, July 28, 2021 The land at Embercombe is special. For over 20 years Embercombe has run programmes, camps and events, close to the land and in the simplicity of nature. It offers people from all walks of life a place to connect, to regenerate, to reconsider. The impact of humans is changing the world around us, so we ...