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  • Our Barn Owls are back!

    Monday 22nd May, 2017

    Barn Owl by Neil Higginson

    Our live Barn Owl webcam, from our Blue House Farm nature reserve, is back, for the sixth year in a row.

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  • Welcome to our Swallow nest live webcam!

    Monday 22nd May, 2017

    The nest is at our Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve, on the Colne Estuary, south-east of Colchester, among the wooden beams of the garage next door to our visitor centre - and there are two chicks in the nest!

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  • The Exmoor Ponies are back!

    Monday 15th May, 2017

    The Exmoor ponies have returned to Tiptree Heath once again, to help sustainably manage the vital heathland by grazing, browsing and trampling on invasive scrub species.

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  • Savory snaps and chats

    Thursday 27th April, 2017

    Talks and workshops with acclaimed wildlife cameraman, Russell Savory We have joined Russell Savory – celebrated wildlife photographer and film maker, whose beautiful footage has featured on BBC TV’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch and The One Show – to bring you a series of exclusive photography workshops and talks.

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  • Join us to savour the Nightingale concert

    Tuesday 25th April, 2017

    The Nightingale’s astonishing song is back serenading visitors to our Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve, which is one of the best sites in the country to see and hear this famous bird.

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  • Enjoy our stunning bluebell displays

    Thursday 20th April, 2017

    Now is the time to savour Essex’s wonderful carpets of bluebells – they are expected to reach their peak over the next week or so. Several of our nature reserves provide the perfect habitat for these unmistakable woodland flowers of bending flower stems, heavy with nodding, purple-blue bells. We are holding events to celebrate the bluebell spectacular this weekend and next, as follows:

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  • Lower Thames Crossing

    Friday 14th April, 2017

    Initial response to the confirmed route of the Lower Thames Crossing

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  • Help us Bee Creative in the Garden!

    Monday 27th March, 2017

    The Wildlife Trusts and The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have joined forces to urge gardeners to do more to help protect bumblebees and solitary bees, heroes of the pollinator world.

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  • Open Weekends at Warley Place

    Tuesday 7th March, 2017

    Warley Place Nature Reserve

    Warley Place nature reserve is spectacular in spring, when an abundance of snowdrops, followed by daffodils and crocuses can be seen. The reserve will be open to the public every weekend between Saturday 25 February to Monday 17 April, including Good Friday and Easter Monday.

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  • PondNet Spawn Survey 2017

    Thursday 23rd February, 2017

    Our partner organisation the Freshwater Habitats Trust is asking volunteers to record sightings of frog and toad spawn in Essex using a simple recording form and online guide, as part of their PondNet survey programme.

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