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  • Dog walkers asked to take the lead in protecting wildlife

    Thursday 6th April, 2017

    Visitors with a dog on a lead at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust are reminding dog owners to take the lead when visiting Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith.

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  • Family fun this Easter at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Monday 3rd April, 2017

    Family adventure walk at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Free family activities make Eycott Hill Nature Reserve the place to visit during the Easter holidays. Children and their parents can join a wild walk, get arty in nature, or discover the raven of Eycott Hill on a self-led tale trail.

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  • Ospreys are back to breed at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

    Friday 31st March, 2017

    Ospreys at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, 2016. Photo: Ian Waite

    For the fifth year running, a pair of breeding ospreys has returned to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, giving rise to the hope that chicks will be soon be hatching.

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  • Bee creative in the garden!

    Monday 27th March, 2017

    Buff-tailed bumblebee. Photo: Jon Hawkins/Surrey Hills Photography

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to urge gardeners to do more to help protect bumblebees and solitary bees, heroes of the pollinator world.

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  • Simon King talks to the animals

    Monday 20th March, 2017

    Simon King, President Emeritus of the Wildlife Trusts

    Simon King, President Emeritus of the Wildlife Trusts, is giving an illustrated presentation at the Rheged Centre, Penrith on Saturday 22 April about how you can talk to wildlife.

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  • Help for wildlife from carrier bag levy

    Wednesday 8th March, 2017

    Red squirrels can be seen at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest. Photo: Andrew Walter

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust was delighted to receive a donation of £4,397.44 from Center Parcs recently, raised by the carrier bag levy.

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  • Greener UK coalition launches manifesto urging government to use Brexit to restore and enhance the environment

    Tuesday 21st February, 2017

    The Wildlife Trusts launch A Manifesto for a Greener UK

    The Greener UK coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, including The Wildlife Trusts, has today launched its manifesto calling on the UK government to restore and enhance the environment as part of its plans for leaving the European Union.

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  • Flagship ponds – photos wanted!

    Tuesday 21st February, 2017

    Bowness-on-Solway Nature Reserve, home to one of the UK's Flagship Ponds

    The Flagship Ponds Photo Competition is a year-long photographic celebration of the best freshwater sites in England and Wales.

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  • Slowing the flow at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Monday 20th February, 2017

    Ditch blocking work at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Artificial drainage ditches have been dammed at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve to help slow the flow of water from the uplands into rivers downstream. Thanks to grants from WREN via funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund, and the Heritage Lottery Fund 4,000 meters of artificial drainage ditches on the upland nature reserve have been blocked helping to keep water in the uplands.

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  • Brush up on your bird ID skills

    Monday 6th February, 2017

    Dunlin by Tom Marshall - look out for them at our Coastal Bird ID Workshop.

    Don’t miss this day of expert tuition on how to identify Cumbria’s coastal birds.

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