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  • Wildlife apprentices are flying high one year on

    Friday 17th November, 2017

    Apprentices Isaac Johnston & Siân Bentley meet the public in Kendal town centre

    Boosting Cumbria’s rare butterflies, lobbying local MPs on Brexit and keeping a close eye on the North West’s only grey seal colony is all in a day’s work for two young apprentices working for Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

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  • Andy’s inquisitive red squirrel is a winner

    Friday 10th November, 2017

    Red squirrel by Andy Nayler

    This charming photo of a red squirrel, taken by Andy Nayler of Lindale near Grange, has recently won a wildlife photography competition run by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

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  • Lottery Cash Creates Chance for Young People to Go Wild

    Wednesday 1st November, 2017

    Photo of Wreay Woods Nature Reserve

    Fourteen young people from Carlisle will learn more about wildlife and how to look after it thanks to a £9,500 grant awarded to Cumbria Wildlife Trust from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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  • A Change in Chair at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Top Table

    Monday 30th October, 2017

    Photo of John Farmer and Anne Powell

    Staff and volunteers at Cumbria Wildlife Trust are saying a sad farewell to Anne Powell OBE who is stepping down as Chair after ten years in the role, whilst welcoming John Farmer who steps into the job.

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  • Prickly Heat – Hedgehogs in a Hot Spot

    Monday 23rd October, 2017

    Photo of curled up hedgehog

    WHIZZ, BANG, CRACKLE! It’s time to light those fireworks again but beware of sending the UK’s favourite mammal up in flames too.

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  • Uni students dig in for wildlife

    Friday 20th October, 2017

    University of Cumbria students at plug-planting day, Mallerstang, 2017

    Thirty students from the University of Cumbria joined forces with Cumbria Wildlife Trust recently, helping to plant over 1,300 plants in a wildflower meadow at Mallerstang in the Eden Valley.

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  • Celebrate awesome autumn at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve’s family discovery day!

    Tuesday 17th October, 2017

    Families exploring the wetland at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Spectacular spiders and fabulous fungi are just some of the wildlife wonders that can be enjoyed at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve during autumn. To celebrate this amazing season Cumbria Wildlife Trust are holding a family Discovery Day on Thursday 26th October from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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  • Seal pup season gets underway at South Walney Nature Reserve

    Monday 16th October, 2017

    Image of grey seal pup at South Walney Nature Reserve

    The first two grey seal pups to be born this breeding season have been spotted at South Walney Nature Reserve, on Walney Island.

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  • Festival celebrating the wonderful world of wading birds

    Friday 6th October, 2017

    Oystercatchers are among the birds seen at Walney Wader Festival

    Awesome oystercatchers and stunning sanderlings are just some of the wading birds that visit our coastline in huge numbers over autumn and winter.

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  • A celebration of the night sky at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Tuesday 3rd October, 2017

    Dark skies at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust are making the most of the darker evenings with a celebration of the night sky at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

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