• Magical Meadows set to bloom in South Cumbria

    Monday 25th September, 2017

    Wildflower planting day at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

    Wildflower meadows at a South Lakeland nature reserve were given a boost recently by a group of enthusiastic local volunteers, who have planted no fewer than 6,500 wildflower plants in four meadows.

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  • The Trolls of Eycott Hill – they’re bad ‘uns!

    Tuesday 19th September, 2017

    The Edington Centre drama group at Eycott Hill

    Troublesome trolls, a fabulous frog, and a wicked witch come together to cause mischief and mayhem in a fantastic play by the Edington Centre drama group, inspired by a local nature reserve.

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  • Great Places to See Autumn Wildlife in Cumbria

    Monday 18th September, 2017

    Red deer. Photo: Jon Hawkins/Surrey Hills Photography

    New guide published by Cumbria Wildlife Trust

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  • New scheme to recycle plastic waste at South Walney

    Monday 11th September, 2017

    Rigid plastic litter at South Walney Nature Reserve can now be recycled

    All the rigid plastic litter collected at beach cleans at South Walney Nature Reserve this autumn can now be recycled and certain plastics will help make the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled beach plastic.

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  • Student Rachel digs deep for wildlife

    Friday 8th September, 2017

    Rachel Todner, student on work placement at Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Planting trees, helping to conserve red squirrels and surveying Cumbria’s vanishing hay meadows are all in a day’s work for 21-year-old student Rachel Todner, who has recently started a nine-month work placement with Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

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  • Foulshaw osprey spotted in northern Spain

    Tuesday 5th September, 2017

    Blue 35 seen in northern Spain, August 2017. Photo: Alberto Benito Ruiz

    A keen-eyed photographer has recently spotted one of the Foulshaw ospreys in northern Spain, at the start of her epic migration from Cumbria to West Africa.

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  • Views and volcanoes at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this September

    Wednesday 30th August, 2017

    Guided walk at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    A series of free events at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this September will allow visitors to unleash their inner artist, discover a landscape millions of years in the making, or enjoy free guided walks.

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  • Kendal is Cumbria’s hedgehog-friendly town

    Friday 25th August, 2017

    Kendal is Cumbria's hedgehog-friendly town. Photo: Gillian Day

    Kendal residents are leading the way in spotting Cumbrian hedgehogs, according to new research by a student at the University of Cumbria, working in conjunction with Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

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  • Your chance to vote for a new wildlife community garden

    Friday 25th August, 2017

    Gosling Sike Farm, Houghton. The next phase is the community wildlife garden

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust is bidding to bag a cash boost this autumn from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, for its 'Explore, Learn and Grow' community garden project at Gosling Sike Farm, near Carlisle.

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  • New tale trail for South Walney Nature Reserve

    Thursday 17th August, 2017

    New tale trail and Wildlife Watcher backpacks for South Walney Nature Reserve

    Darwin, the little eider chick is a bit scared. Newly hatched on the shingle beach at South Walney Nature Reserve, his brothers and sisters rush off to explore, but he’d rather stay in the safety of the nest.

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