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  • Clean beaches, great art!

    Tuesday 13th December, 2016

    Artist Ellie Chaney in her south Lakeland studio.

    As a freelance artist, Ellie Chaney is used to creating art in a wide range of mediums, both large and small scale, but this is the first time she’s been involved in making a six-foot-long jellyfish made entirely out of plastic bottles…

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  • Bird’s eye view of baby seal birth

    Friday 25th November, 2016

    Grey seal born at South Walney Nature Reserve November 2016

    Thanks to the latest drone technology, staff at Cumbria Wildlife Trust are able to monitor the grey seal colony at South Walney Nature Reserve near Barrow more effectively, but yesterday there was a special treat in store for them.

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  • How your G&T can support local wildlife

    Monday 21st November, 2016

    Katie Read from The Lakes Distillery collecting botanicals in Cumbria.

    Good news for those of us who want to enjoy a guilt-free G&T during the festive season. An award-winning Cumbrian distillery has teamed up with Cumbria Wildlife Trust and will donate money from their gin sales towards the protection of the county’s wildlife.

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  • Wader Fest visitors get creative

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    Turnstone by Keith Grafton, photography competition winner at Walney Wader Fest

    This great image of a turnstone - a wading bird that can be found flipping over stones on our gravel beaches - was captured by Keith Grafton at the Walney Wader Festival recently. It brought him first prize in the photography competition, one of the highlights of the two-day festival at South Walney Nature Reserve.

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  • Christmas advert will bring joy and nature to children

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

     The Wildlife Trusts are delighted to be John Lewis’s Christmas campaign charity

    The Wildlife Trusts are delighted to be John Lewis’s Christmas campaign charity partner. This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert celebrates - with sparkle and a flash of magic - the joy of encountering wildlife in a garden using a cast of wild creatures including a fox, badger, squirrel and hedgehog.

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  • Trust presents Badger’s Paw Awards

    Wednesday 9th November, 2016

    2016 Badger's Paw Awards presented by Anne Powell

    Ten people received a Gold Badger’s Paw Award from Cumbria Wildlife Trust recently, in recognition for their exceptional commitment to the conservation of wildlife in Cumbria.

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  • Birthday celebrations at Latterbarrow Nature Reserve

    Monday 7th November, 2016

    Work party volunteers and Pete Jones celebrate at Latterbarrow Nature Reserve

    It’s 30 years since Cumbria Wildlife Trust started caring for Latterbarrow Nature Reserve near Witherslack and staff and long-serving volunteers at a recent conservation work party downed tools to celebrate with an anniversary cake.

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  • Second seal pup born at South Walney Nature Reserve

    Thursday 3rd November, 2016

    Second seal pup born at South Walney Nature Reserve, 2016

    A second grey seal pup has been born at South Walney Nature Reserve, equalling last year’s record of two pups being born on the island.

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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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