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  • On the record

    Tuesday 28th April, 2015

    Collecting species records is an essential part of Essex Wildlife Trust’s work. Now, recording wildlife is even easier, with the launch of our new recording website:

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  • The Wind in the Willows Sculpture Trail

    Wednesday 1st April, 2015

    Hanningfield Reservoir nature reserve - Becky Gibson

    New themed attraction opens at Essex Wildlife Trust’s Hanningfield Reservoir.

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  • Volunteers needed for Water Vole Project at Fingringhoe

    Monday 23rd March, 2015

    The first phase of the water vole work at Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve starts on Monday March 23 as we begin trapping water voles out of the borrow dyke. We are now looking for between 1-3 volunteers to assist our professional water vole ecologist, Beth, each day checking the cages and popping the captured water voles into travel pens. You do not require any previous experience but will be required to walk at least a mile along the seawall and borrow dyke helping out under Beth’s instructions.

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  • North by Northwest

    Monday 23rd March, 2015

    Extreme beauty on the extremities of Essex: the ancient woodland in the north-west of the county. Here is a revered, historic place of learning: Essex Wildlife Trust’s Shadwell Wood nature reserve. (Another, Cambridge, incidentally is just 15 miles up the road).

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  • Sowing the seeds

    Monday 16th March, 2015

    Essex Wildlife Trust’s role in the national Coronation Meadows initiative continues to grow apace, with Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (TTNP) joining Langdon nature reserve as a pivotal site.

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  • Blue House Farm Land Purchase Appeal: target surpassed

    Monday 9th March, 2015

    March 2015: great news! Essex Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that we have reached and surpassed our target for the Blue House Farm land purchase appeal. We have duly completed the purchase of the land which extends Blue House Farm by 44 acres.

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  • A Wild Life is a Better Life

    Monday 2nd March, 2015

    Essex Wildlife Trust is launching My Wild Life today, which encourages us all to stop for a minute to reflect on what wildlife means to us and think about how to make wildlife part of our everyday lives.

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  • Screeching Success of Essex Barn Owl Conservation Project

    Monday 16th February, 2015

    This exciting project was launched in 2013 to combat the rapid decline of wild Barn owl populations in Essex.

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  • Buckthorn for Brimstone Campaign

    Monday 26th January, 2015


    ‘Buckthorn for Brimstone’ campaign: reaching new heights in the Maldon District. Free plants for gardeners - and help for the beautiful Brimstone

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  • River restoration starts to flow

    Tuesday 13th January, 2015

    With planning and permissions in place, we have broken ground on the first of our projects to improve the ecological status of Essex’s waterways.

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