The Dragonfly Wood sits close to the coastal North Devon-Cornwall border. Formerly known as Tamar Lake Forest School, we continue to offer high quality forest school learning and training experiences, along with outdoor and woodland learning for schools and groups, events for practitioners and families and regular forest school for under 5s.

Groups can now hire the site for their own outdoor learning and forest school activities. Information about hiring the Dragonfly Wood for your group.

From 2018 we will be adding holiday experiences for families with new accommodation on the Dragonfly Wood site.

The mixed native woodland consists of ash, oak, willow, alder, birch, beech, cherry, blackthorn, white poplar, rowan, hazel and hawthorn. We are introducing elder, crab apple and planting more hazel around the site. Find out more about our conservation projects, and getting involved in a conservation award.

Wildlife at the Dragonfly Wood The wildlife we live alongside includes abundant birdlife from the garden, woodland and water nearby: tawny and barn owls, nesting buzzards, willow tits (a red list species), jays, woodpeckers, herons and swallows.

Frog, toads and newts live around the wood and in the pond area, alongside the dragonflies and damselflies we love to see flying over the pond and around the wood on sunny days. The meadow area comes to life with butterflies and bees in the summer months, with native wildflowers and grasses left to grow freely.

Mice, voles, squirrels, foxes and deer make their home in the woodland, and a visiting otter has been spotted from time to time.

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