Essex Wildlife Trust

Marine Month

This August we are celebrating marine wildlife in Essex! 

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Essex Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity. It has more than 37,000 members, manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and runs 11 visitor centres. The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to Protect Wildlife for the Future and for the people of Essex. 

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Visitor Centres

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Themed Nature Trails

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Nature Reserves

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Latest news and blogs

Keep up to date with our stories, research, projects and challenges as we work to save wildlife and wild places. 

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Watch our wildlife live

Take a look at our new Badger webcam

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Photo: Andrew Parkinson/2020VISION

AGM 2018

60th Annual General Meeting

Saturday 5th October at Abbotts Hall Farm.

Registration starts at 1pm and light refreshments will available to purchase. The business of the AGM begins at 2pm and guided walks are available from 4pm to 5.30pm. The event will take place in a traditional pole marquee on the lawn in the gardens behind the Trust’s offices, overlooking the lake, farm and reserve.

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Steve Backshall

Wild Evening with Steve Backshall

We welcome Steve Backshall to Abbotts Hall Farm on Saturday 5th October, to help us celebrate our 60th year. Steve is passionate about the wild world: explorer, wildlife enthusiast, all-round daredevil, adventurer and presenter, which make him such an entertaining speaker!

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Brown Hare

Brown Hare  - Photo: David Tipling/2020VISION

Adopt a Species is back!

Why not give this unique present for Christmas, a birthday, or even in memory of a loved one?

We need to raise vital funds to continue our important conservation work in Essex. Every £20 you donate will enable us to continue protecting these special species. The recipient will receive a gift certificate, a lovely pin-badge and you will both be invited to a special event led by an Essex Wildlife Trust expert!

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