Essex Wildlife Trust

Give the gift of membership this Christmas

Gift Membership with Essex Wildlife Trust makes a perfect present for nature-loving friends and family. It will inspire them to help protect their local environment and also gives them the opportunity to explore beautiful places, learn about wildlife and attend special events.

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Blue Tit in the snow - Photo: Mark Hamblin 2020VISION

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

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Fly Agaric - Photography Competition 2019

Photo: Peter Clayton

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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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Nature Tots at Abbotts Hall Farm

Nature Tots & Forest School Nature Tots

Nature Tots is a parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature.

Bring your little ones for relaxed and friendly weekly wildlife adventure! Look for creepy crawlies, get messy in the mud, hear the crunch of leaves, watch the trees sway in the wind, splash in puddles, get creative, listen to stories and play games or simply just explore. The only limit is your imagination! Nature Tots is suitable for children aged 18 months to 5 yrs.

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Robin - Photo Mark Hamblin

Win big in our annual Christmas raffle!

Our popular Christmas Raffle is back – and this year tickets are only available online! We have five fabulous prizes up for grabs, and don’t forget that every ticket you buy helps us to protect wildlife and vulnerable habitats across Essex.

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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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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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