Essex Wildlife Trust

Summer child

People and bluebells - Tom Marshall

What's on

From campfire cooking to fossil hunting and pond dipping, The summer holidays are packed with lots of wild events for you and the whole family to enjoy. Book now while places still remain!

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We are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. Our climate is in crisis and our species face extinction. The natural world needs our help. Together we can protect the future. Join us.

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Barn Owl - Danny Green/2020VISION

Danny Green/2020VISION

Live webcam

Our barn owls are back!

Meet our pair of adult barn owls happily nesting at our Blue House Farm nature reserve in North Fambridge.

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Muddy runners
Fundraising Events

Running Wild

Join us on Saturday 8 October for a fundraising challenge with a difference! 90 minutes of obstacles and mud, and help us create a wilder Essex.

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7 spot ladybird

Photo: John Bridges

Get Involved

Bugs Matter survey

From 20 June - 31 August, we're asking smartphone users to take part by downloading the free Bugs Matter app and submitting the number of squashed bugs found on their license plate after car journeys.

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Abbotts Hall Farm Forest School drop off days over 8's
Whats on


We hold a variety of events from adult courses to talks, weekly pre-school groups and home education sessions, school holiday events and drop off days.

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We'd love to keep in touch with you about our work to protect wildlife, upcoming events, and ways to support the work we do. 

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