• New birdwatching events, just for grown-ups!

    Friday 19th January, 2018

    Birdwatching event for beginners at Gosling Sike and Kendal. Photo: Amy Lewis

    Do you want to take part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch (27-29 January) but feel unconfident about your bird-spotting skills?

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  • Head of Wildlife Trusts gives cautious welcome to green plan

    Friday 12th January, 2018

    Ragged robin at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve. Photo: Julia Garner

    Theresa May’s speech on the environment yesterday has encouraging ambitions for land and sea but The Wildlife Trusts believe that the lack of legal underpinning is a fundamental flaw.

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  • New guidelines call for homes for people and wildlife

    Thursday 11th January, 2018

    New report published on nature-friendly house-building. Photo: David Dunlop

    New guidelines published today by the Wildlife Trusts show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes which help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat decline.

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  • Go Wild for Walney, while you shop!

    Wednesday 10th January, 2018

    Visitors watching the amazing bird life at South Walney Nature Reserve.

    You can now help Walney’s wildlife whilst doing your weekly shop at your local Barrow-in-Furness Co-op store.

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  • Volunteers give more than 1,400 hours for local nature reserve

    Tuesday 9th January, 2018

    Volunteer planting a tree at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    It was a case of many hands making light work at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith in 2017 as a team of dedicated volunteers gave more than 1,400 hours to help wildlife thrive.

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  • Sprucing up nature reserve to make way for our native trees

    Thursday 21st December, 2017

    Senior Reserves Officer Joe Murphy (right) at Howe Ridding Nature Reserve

    While many of us are busy decorating our Christmas trees for the festive season, work is underway at a South Lakes nature reserve to remove a plantation of conifers.

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  • Energy business invests in Cumbrian wildlife

    Friday 8th December, 2017

    Volunteer Malcolm Rogers working at Gosling Sike

    AvantiGas is one of the latest companies to become a corporate member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, lending its support to the charity’s conservation projects across the county.

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  • Making boggy land pay

    Monday 4th December, 2017

    Paludiculture workshop delegates

    A new concept in farming wet, boggy land, developed in Germany, was discussed at a workshop in Kendal last week (29 & 30 November).

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  • South Lakes nature reserve receives a boost

    Friday 24th November, 2017

    Southern Reserves Officer Pete Jones at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

    Visitors to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve can now explore even more of this important wildlife site, following the opening of a boardwalk extension and the installation of new visitor information.

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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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