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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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  • Toby’s teams walk for wildlife

    Wednesday 1st February, 2017

    Hazel Jones, Cumbria Wildlife Trust receives cheque from Toby Hart, UES

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust was delighted to receive a cash boost of over £800 from the United Environmental Services (UES) recently, who raised the money on last year’s Keswick to Barrow (K2B) walk.

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  • Witness a wildlife spectacle

    Monday 30th January, 2017

    Murmuration of starlings at Tarn Sike Nature Reserve. Photo: Jamie Normington

    Come and see one of nature's greatest wildlife spectacles - the murmuration of hundreds of thousands of starlings near Orton in east Cumbria. This is a rare chance to see this amazing sight!

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  • Great places to see Winter Waders and Wildfowl in Cumbria

    Friday 27th January, 2017

    Dunlin. Photo by Tom Marshall

    Midwinter isn’t necessarily bleak! It can be a wonderful time to get outdoors and enjoy the wealth of wildlife found all across Cumbria.

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  • Organic farmer receives OBE

    Tuesday 24th January, 2017

    Susan Aglionby OBE with one of Longhorn cattle she rears at Gosling Sike Farm

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust was delighted to learn that Susan Aglionby was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for her services to young people and the local community.

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  • Young wildlife watcher wins award

    Monday 23rd January, 2017

    Cumbria's first Kestrel Award-winner & Jamie Normington, Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Nine-year-old Finn Hurley has just received Cumbria’s first ever Kestrel Award from Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

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  • Otter antics in River Kent

    Friday 20th January, 2017

    Otters return to the River Kent. Photo: Amy Lewis

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust has welcomed the return of otters to Kendal town centre, with a mother and cubs delighting passers-by.

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  • Clean beaches, great art!

    Tuesday 17th January, 2017

    Razorbill made from beach litter by students at Furness College of Art.

    The Waste Beneath our Waves is an imaginative new art exhibition on display at the Wildman Gallery, Kendal from 23 to 26 January 2017.

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  • Volunteering brings amazing results for wildlife at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Tuesday 17th January, 2017

    Eycott Hill volunteers planting a hedge

    Conservation volunteers contributed 210 days to a local nature reserve in 2016, playing a major role in habitat restoration and helping to achieve some amazing results for wildlife.

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