Monthly Spotlight

Monthly Spotlight

Brent Geese
Photo: Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Follow our monthly themes, read our blogs and find out how you can help wildlife.

Redpoll

Photo - Bob Coyle

January

Winter Survival

As the temperature drops and food becomes scarce, winter can become a challenging time for wildlife in Essex. It is at this time that garden visitors will be in need of a regular source of energy rich food and fresh water.

We explore five quick and simple ways you can help to support wildlife this winter!

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Homes and Habitats

Photo: Ross Hoddinott 2020 VISION

February

Homes and Habitats

Garden lawns, hedges and ponds are common sights across Essex. However, where we see a regular nature spot, wildlife sees a place to call home. We explore some of the different wildlife habitats you can easily spot in your garden!

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Bumblebee

Photo: Nick Upton

March

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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Blackbird Nest

Photo: Lizzie Wiberforce

April

Eggs & Nests

As April arrives, we are excited for birds to begin nesting across Essex. But who’s nest belongs to who? We explore the most interesting nests to spot this month!

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Blue Tit

Photo: Gillian Day

May

Water for Wildlife

All animals need water to survive. By providing a water source in your garden, you can invite in a whole menagerie!

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Wild walk

Photo: Zsuzsanna Bird

June

30 Days Wild

Go WILD with Essex Wildlife Trust this June & join hundreds of thousands of people taking part in 30 Days Wild. 

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