Essex Wildlife Trust

Big Wild Seed Sow

Save insects by taking part in the #BigWildSeedSow. Claim your free wildflower seed mix and watch your garden come alive with wildlife.

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Photo: Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

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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Jason Fox - A Wildlife Motion Picture

Photo: Jason Fox


Photography Competition 2021

 The Essex Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2021 is now open! Six categories, a cash prize and a whole wild county at our fingertips! What are you waiting for?

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Harvest Mouse

Photo: Vaughn Matthews

What's on

Back to Nature: Annual Members’ Day 2021

The first half of the morning will be a celebration of you and the work you have supported. The second half will follow with the formal proceedings of the AGM. We will explore how we have reconnected with nature and one another, how nature itself has become more connected, and how the work that you so generously support has allowed us to bring people and nature together.

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European Honey Bee in flight at a flower

European Honey Bee Chris Gomersall/2020 Vision


Help make Essex bloom for pollinators by donating to our appeal today

Every donation to our Big Wild Seed Sow appeal will go towards delivering more wildflower seed mixes to people in Essex - giving them the opportunity to sow seeds to a better future for insects.

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Oystercatcher - Photo: James Rogerson

Oystercatcher - Photo: James Rogerson


Coastal Wildlife

We need your help to record sightings of five key coastal species. Fill in this survey after you visit the Essex coast this summer.

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Outdoor fun
Opening Autumn 2021

Nature Nursery

An all-weather outdoor nursery, based on Scandinavian Nature Kindergartens and Forest Schools, where children have the freedom to learn through the natural world.

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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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