Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

See the stars in Barnstaple

15:03 03 April 2014

Jo Pullin and Ian Merrett from Devon Wildlife Trust launch the new Seeing Stars starfish trail at Barnstaple Museum.

Jo Pullin and Ian Merrett from Devon Wildlife Trust launch the new Seeing Stars starfish trail at Barnstaple Museum.

Archant

Join the great starfish hunt with the new Seeing Stars Trail in Barnstaple

SOME real star power is coming to Barnstaple this Saturday and for the next five weeks thanks to local school children who have helped create the towns’ first starfish trail.

Six local primary schools have come together to assist in the launch of Devon Wildlife Trust’s Seeing Stars campaign to report starfish sightings along the coast, and have created Barnstaple’s very own Seeing Stars Trail.

Through the use of different materials, a collection of starfish have been created, 12 of which have been hidden throughout shops and venues in the town centre.

The trail will be launched on Saturday, and you can now pick up a trail sheet at each venue to match each starfish with its correct location, or vote for your favourite starfish- the most popular creation winning a wildlife day for their school.

Sheets can then be handed in at Barnstaple Museum for the chance to win a wildlife themed prize.

The Seeing Stars Campaign hopes to bring a splash of colour to Barnstaple in the run up to Devon Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Festival on May 10.

“We’re delighted to be returning to Barnstaple. Local people here always show their support for us and their passion for Devon’s wildlife,” said Devon Wildlife Trust organiser Jo Pullin,

“The festival is about getting hands on and doing things for local wildlife – people can make a nest box or wildflower seed ‘bombs’ for their garden.

“We especially want people to come and help us celebrate their marine natural heritage. The Seeing Stars Trail leading up the festival is a big part of that. The trail is a bit of fun but it also demonstrates the wide community support we’re getting for this event from local businesses and families.”

Throughout the spring and summer, the trust will be holding starfish-themed events on the coast and asking beach-goers to send in their sightings of the four most common Devon starfish, common, spiny and bloody Henry starfish and the cushion star.

0 comments

Other News Stories

18:04

Sir Nick Harvey says it is an ‘illusion’ that theatres can be run without subsidy

Read more

A Facebook campaign and petition to save North Devon Theatres has amassed thousands of followers overnight.

Read more
16:52

An extraordinary council meeting has been called for Wednesday, February 1 at The Cedars in Barnstaple

Read more
16:15

North Devon Sinfonia was due to play at The Landmark this February, but now needs another venue

Read more

Bideford has one of the lowest rates of insurance claims for burglary in the country, according to new figures.

Read more
13:04

Peter Heaton-Jones MP adds his voice to calls for people to work together to find a solution to North Devon’s theatres crisis

Read more
10:59

A bench dedicated to 16-year-old Archie Thomas is back where it belongs thanks to North Devon people after travelling 60 miles from Port Isaac to Saunton Sands

Read more
Yesterday, 15:54

Organisers of the North Devon Gang Show appeal for help to find another venue after North Devon Theatres went into administration

Read more
Yesterday, 14:49

The B3230 is currently blocked after two vehicles collided on a bend this afternoon (Monday).

Read more
Yesterday, 13:33

Councillors call for extraordinary meeting after news today that North Devon Theatres Trust has entered administration today (Monday) as local theatre groups ‘devastated’

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications