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  • New hedgerows boost Danbury's rich wildlife

    Wednesday 18th April, 2018

    A collaborative project run by Essex Wildlife Trust has planted over a kilometre of hedgerows throughout the Danbury Ridge Living Landscape area, for the benefit of wildlife.

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  • Nightingales serenading Essex

    Friday 13th April, 2018

    The first Nightingale returned to Fingringhoe Wick last week and now their song is ringing out around the reserve.

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  • Welcome to our Swallow nest live webcam!

    Wednesday 11th April, 2018

    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.

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  • Coastal Warden scheme celebrates first anniversary

    Tuesday 3rd April, 2018

    This year there will be more than 40 dedicated volunteer Coastal Wardens working to safeguard our coast.

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  • Egg-stra Special Easter Events

    Tuesday 27th March, 2018

    Rabbit in flowers

    It's been a long winter, but spring is finally here! Join Essex Wildlife Trust this Easter weekend for some egg-celent Easter events for all the family. Many of our visitor centres across the county are hosting events, so find out which ones are near you!

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  • ‘Beast from the East’ causes marine life die-off

    Tuesday 13th March, 2018

    Neil Aldridge

    A dramatic drop in sea temperature caused a mass die-off in marine life around the country, including on the Essex coast.

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  • New report points to 30% decline in water vole distribution

    Monday 26th February, 2018

    National treasure ‘Ratty’ needs urgent help to survive. Essex Wildlife Trust’s water vole recovery projects are, however, helping to bring encouraging news locally.

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  • The One Show comes to Tollesbury Wick

    Friday 9th February, 2018

    Jonathan Smith and Mike Dilger

    Late last year, Tollesbury Wick Nature Reserve got a visit from BBC The One Show to see the amazing array of wintering wildfowl and raptors that call this beautiful reserve their home.

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  • Photography Competition 2017

    Friday 9th February, 2018

    Cuckoo Chick by Alan Leeks

    Alan Leeks’ capture of one of nature’s most outrageous acts – a massive Cuckoo fledgling being fed by a tiny adult Dunnock – has won Essex Wildlife Trust’s Photography Competition 2017.

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  • Open Weekends at Warley Place

    Thursday 1st February, 2018

    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 24 February to Sunday 15 April, including Good Friday and Easter Monday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily, weather permitting. Volunteers will be on hand to give you guidance and answer your questions.

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