Essex Wildlife Trust

After the crisis, what happens next?

Things have changed rapidly and dramatically. As we start to consider life after lockdown, we have a unique opportunity to reimagine society, and the Trust has a chance to influence this. We need your thoughts on what a different world could look like.

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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.

Watch our wildlife in action

Badgers, Barn Owls, Bats and Swallows...............

Webcams allow an unrivalled view of intriguing behaviours: from courtship, nesting, and hatching to a peep into the first few weeks of a chick's life. Be warned - it's addictive viewing!

Buff-tailed bumble bee and poppy

Photo: Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Things to do

Get Wild at Home

Over the next few months, things will be a little different across the UK, but that doesn't mean we can't connect with nature. It is proven that a daily dose of nature improves your mental health, so we've got a few hints, tips, and activities to help you stay wild at home. 

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Children walking in the woods
Opening April 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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Beach huts

Photo: Eleanor Church


Take part in the Essex Coastal Challenge

Be a part of the Essex Coastal Challenge, be a part of something big! Walk, Run Cycle - Challenge yourself and fundraise for your favourite local wildlife charity while learning about our beautiful 350 mile Essex coastline.

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Essex Wildlife Trust launches WildlifeTV to bring Essex's wonderful wildlife and wild activities straight to people's homes

What's on this week

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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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Common Toad - Tom Marshall

Common Toad - Tom Marshall


Where are all the Essex toads?

Essex Wildlife Trust needs your help to record where Essex’s toads and toad networks are.

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Photo: Tom Hibbert 


Share our Shores

As the population of Essex grows, we must ensure we’re sharing the shore with our breeding wildlife, so that the tiny little tern, the ringed plover and the brightly beaked oystercatcher can grow up without disturbance.

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