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  • Art exhibition inspired by nature reserve opens at Carlisle Library

    Wednesday 2nd November, 2016

    Cow to represent Luing cattle made up of lots of drawings of wildlife found at E

    A free art exhibition inspired by Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve opened at Carlisle Library on Friday 28th October and runs until 31st January 2017.

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  • Remember, remember … our hibernating hedgehogs!

    Tuesday 1st November, 2016

    Hibernating hedgehog photo by Tom Marshall

    As bonfire night approaches, Cumbria Wildlife Trust is calling on everyone to ensure that hedgehogs are not harmed during their 5 November celebrations and have reissued their set of guidelines to help.

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  • Vote for nature at your local Tesco

    Tuesday 25th October, 2016

    Vote at Tesco to make South Walney Nature Reserve even more family-friendly!

    Fun-filled explorer backpacks, easy-access footpaths and brand-new visitor information could all be introduced at South Walney Nature Reserve, making this popular wildlife oasis a really family-friendly experience, if members of the public vote for the project at their local Tesco store over the coming month.

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  • Go batty for bats!

    Monday 24th October, 2016

    Image of common pipistrelle bat. Photo: Tom Marshall

    Gardeners are being urged to help bats this autumn during Wild About Gardens Week which runs from 24 – 30 October.

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  • First-ever Walney Wader Fest!

    Friday 21st October, 2016

    Photo of sanderling by Neil Aldridge

    Whether you want to try your hand at wildlife painting or photography, learn about Cumbria’s grey seals or hone your wading bird ID skills – there is something for everyone at the first ever Walney Wader Festival.

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  • Trust welcomes new apprentices

    Tuesday 18th October, 2016

    Isaac Johnston & Sian Bentley, Conservation Apprentices, Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust has recently welcomed two new conservation apprentices, who are based at the head office in Plumgarths.

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  • Autumn activities at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this half term

    Monday 17th October, 2016

    Families exploring the wetland at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Families visiting Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this half term can get arty with autumn colours, go on a spider hunt, and take part in lots of Halloween and seasonal crafts and activities, all thanks to National Lottery players.

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  • Clean beaches, great art!

    Monday 17th October, 2016

    Henry the Fish by

    Fish made from discarded spades and multi-coloured whale tails created from unwanted flip flops...

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  • Seal pup born at South Walney Nature Reserve

    Wednesday 12th October, 2016

    Seal pup born at South Walney Nature Reserve

    For the second year running, a grey seal pup has been born at South Walney Nature Reserve, on Walney Island.

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  • Protecting our precious mud

    Friday 30th September, 2016

    Ocean quahog. Photo: Paul Kay

    The Irish Sea’s muddy miracles are a vital link in the chain for a network of protected wildlife habitats around the UK, according to a new report.

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