Essex Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust

Photo Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION

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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Barn Owl webcam

Our live Barn Owl webcam, from a nest box on our Blue House Farm nature reserve, is back, for the seventh year in a row.

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Photo: Danny Green/2020VISION


Photo: Nick Upton

Signs of Spring

We have been experiencing a very early spring in Essex, with temperatures rising and spring wildlife appearing as early as mid-February! With the first day of spring approaching, the change of season is bringing with it some exciting wildlife spotting opportunities. Why not see how many you can spot?

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Will you stand up for wildlife?

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Photo: David Tipling/2020VISION

Popular pages

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Credit - Dave Watts

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