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
Essex Wildlife Trust offers a range of adult training courses.
We provide a wealth of outdoor learning accredited training qualifications. Find out more and take a look at our courses.
We offer inset days and twilight courses at your site to train staff to use the outdoors to deliver the curriculum creatively.
Get closer to wildlife in Essex with our exciting range of nature courses. Habitats & species, practical conservation and more.