We often don’t have the time to include all the things we’d like to in our meetings, or to dive deeper into the themes and issues that guide our work, so we’ve put together a collection of videos and images that help us take a closer look at the diversity and value of ‘nature connections’. 

Your connections

We asked you, our Ambassadors, to share photos showing how you have connected with or embraced the benefits of nature. We received some great shots, capturing moments and places that have provided a moment of calm or a nature-based boost and made you feel glad for time spent in the landscape. 

How we connect

What is nature connectedness?

What is nature connectedness?

A quick guide from the pioneering team at University of Derby; research  that’s influencing leading nature conservation organisations worldwide.

Very important life skills

Have you ever wondered how tall that very tall-looking tree really is?  Use this surprisingly simple method to estimate the height of a tree in metres.


If you previously missed this BBC4 documentary then this is definitely worth a watch.

Forest, Field & Sky takes a journey through six different landscapes across Britain whose work explores our relationship to the natural world.

As vast as the sky, small as a pebble… discover art that’s made from nature.

More to explore

Butterfly eggs & Blackthorn

This ‘creative short’ film takes us into the landscape looking for hidden eggs of the Brown Hairstreak butterfly, part of our species recovery work #SavingSpecialSpecies

Inspired by nature

One of a collection of stunning films from Green Renaissance exploring human and nature connections. Visual poetry from the wise words of ordinary people. 


AONBs in conversation

East Devon and Blackdown Hills AONB managers  (Chris & Tim) giving a relaxed insight into the work we do, why it’s important for people to connect with nature and the future ambitions for nature recovery within AONBs.

Pathways to nature

Mike Green (AONB Ambassador) has volunteered lots of his time to make improvements on the East Devon Way. Walking with his family, this film showcases the route – connecting people with nature and each other along the way.

Not just scenery

Ambassador representative Derek Carter, reflects on last year’s meeting and joins Chris Woodruff to discuss his views of the landscape over the last 12 months.

For further information on our species recovery project, visit the #SavingSpecialSpecies pages or contact
Ruth Worsley – our Wildlife Engagement Officer: [email protected]

In case you missed it

If you missed the meeting or want to share it with someone else so that they can learn about the Grey Long-eared bats or our #SavingSpecialSpecies work, a recording of the meeting can be viewed here

More to Explore

East Devon AONB Projects

We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.

Outdoors & Active

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, running or playing, everyone feels happier and healthier when they spend time in nature being more active.

East Devon Way

Discover the hidden gems of East Devon and explore this much loved walking route that links 40 miles of public footpaths, trails and bridleways.