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  • Our Barn Owls are back!

    Tuesday 25th April, 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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  • 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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  • National Nest Box Week

    Monday 6th February, 2017

    National Nest Box Week takes place each year from 14 to 21 February. NNBW aims to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.

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  • Living Landscapes Awards

    Friday 13th January, 2017

    Living Landscapes and Living Seas awards are our annual awards that publicly recognise organisations, individuals, businesses and groups in Essex who are helping to deliver Living Landscapes and Living Seas - national initiatives, led by The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Flood warnings

    Friday 13th January, 2017

    The Environment Agency has issued several flood warnings for the East Coast.

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