Common carder bumblebee - Wildnet / Nick Upton
We are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We manage nature reserves and discovery parks across the county, providing outstanding outdoor education and preserving places of wonder.
Essex Wildlife Trust manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and runs 11 visitor centres.
Brown Hare - Photo: David Tipling/2020VISION
Learn about the wildlife found in Essex and across the UK and how you can help nature where you live.
Photo - Amy Lewis
From membership to volunteering, there are so many ways to support wildlife in Essex.
Boost your membership / donation by 25% at no extra cost to you. Find out more
Hang out and follow the secret lives of breeding Pipistrelle Bats.
Over 2,100 people in Essex prepare to have an extra wild weekend celebrating 30 Days Wild!
Our woodlands have erupted in colour, and now is the best time to get outside and savour Essex’s wonderful carpets of bluebells.