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You really can make a difference to the wildlife in Essex! Our work to protect our local wildlife has never been more important.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beating the 'Blue Monday' blues

    Monday 15th January, 2018

    With Blue Monday described as the most depressing day of the year, Essex Wildlife Trust has rounded up a week of events and activities to help lift your mood!

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  • The Wildlife Trusts’ initial response to the 25 Year Environment Plan

    Friday 12th January, 2018

    Theresa May’s speech on the environment today has encouraging ambitions for land and sea but The Wildlife Trusts believe that the lack of legal underpinning is a fundamental flaw

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  • Open Day in February for new volunteers

    Thursday 4th January, 2018

    Join us to find out how you can help with our wildlife survey projects

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  • The Essex Barn Owl Conservation Project celebrates 5 years

    Thursday 7th December, 2017

    Essex Wildlife Trust launched The Essex Barn Owl Conservation Project with the aim of reversing the dramatic declines of Barn Owls. Five years on, over 260 nest boxes have been installed and more than 160 chicks have been ringed.

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