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  • Tollesbury Wick

    Monday 8th February, 2016

    Hopes are high that a major project to ‘re-wet’ areas of Tollesbury Wick nature reserve, on the north bank of the Blackwater Estuary, will bring spectacular results for breeding waders in the spring.

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  • ‘Buckthorn for Brimstone’ in Tendring

    Monday 1st February, 2016

    Free plants for gardeners - and help for the beautiful Brimstone. Essex Wildlife Trust, Tendring District Council and Butterfly Conservation have joined forces to encourage the vital movement of wildlife across the Tendring District – and they need people to help!

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  • Open Weekends at Warley Place

    Monday 25th January, 2016

    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 27 February to Sunday 10 April, including Good Friday and Easter Monday.

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  • Barn Owl Project

    Thursday 7th January, 2016

    The Essex Barn Owl Conservation Project saw another exciting year in 2015. The project now has more than 150 nesting boxes monitored across Essex, from the Ingrebourne Valley in the south, to Saffron Walden and Harwich in the north.

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  • Naze update

    Monday 4th January, 2016

    The Naze Centre build, with The Naze Tower clad in scaffolding to the right, in

    Essex Wildlife Trust’s project to build a state-of-the-art visitor and education centre at Walton’s historic Naze is progressing well.

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  • Wanted: River Wardens

    Monday 30th November, 2015

    Essex Wildlife Trust is looking for new volunteer river wardens, particularly in the south of the county.

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  • Christmas Cards & 2016 Calendar

    Friday 27th November, 2015

    This Christmas give a special gift to your family and friends with a Wildlife Trusts 2016 Calendar and Essex Wildlife Scenes Christmas cards kindly donated by local artist Richard Allen. 100% of the proceeds from these sales will support the work of Essex Wildlife Trust to protect wildlife across the county.

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  • Christmas Gift Ideas

    Wednesday 18th November, 2015

    Are you looking for some original Christmas gift ideas? All our Essex Wildlife Trust visitor centres now have a wide range of great new gift ideas for all the family.

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  • Every Child Wild

    Friday 13th November, 2015

    The Wildlife Trusts have launched a new campaign – Every Child Wild – in a bid to ensure that all children have the opportunity to enjoy nature.

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  • Help our hedgehogs! Celebrities urge gardeners to save the nation’s hedgehogs

    Thursday 22nd October, 2015

    Wild About Gardens

    Wild About Gardens Week: Monday 26 October to Sunday 1 November 2015. Twiggy, Ben Fogle, Bill Oddie and Chris Beardshaw are backing Wild About Gardens Week this autumn and urging gardeners to save hedgehogs.

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