News https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news News listing, showing all news items. en Get your garden buzzing with free gardening webinars https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/get-your-garden-buzzing-free-gardening-webinars Cumbria Wildlife Trust is running a series of webinars to teach people how to garden with pollinators in mind. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0100 lucyg https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/get-your-garden-buzzing-free-gardening-webinars Do you want to help pollinators in Cumbria? https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/do-you-want-help-pollinators-cumbria Cumbria Wildlife Trust is looking for volunteers in the north west of the county to join their team recording pollinators. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0100 lucyg https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/do-you-want-help-pollinators-cumbria Follow in the footsteps of John Muir and make memories in the sand dunes this summer https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/follow-footsteps-john-muir-and-make-memories-sand-dunes-summer Dynamic Dunescapes project at South Walney announces partnership with John Muir environmental award Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/follow-footsteps-john-muir-and-make-memories-sand-dunes-summer Trust saves rare wildflower hay meadows in the Westmorland Dales https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-saves-rare-wildflower-hay-meadows-westmorland-dales Bowberhead Farm, a traditional farm between Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh, near Ravenstonedale, has been transferred to the care of Cumbria Wildlife Trust. It includes an internationally-important group of Northern hay meadows, with their rare wildflowers and wildlife. Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-saves-rare-wildflower-hay-meadows-westmorland-dales Explore the shore this National Marine Week! https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/explore-shore-national-marine-week From the comfort of your own home, or out on the beach, help us discover and celebrate our wonderful shore and seas Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/explore-shore-national-marine-week A rare close-up glimpse of the Foulshaw Moss osprey chicks https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/rare-close-glimpse-foulshaw-moss-osprey-chicks Osprey chicks have been tagged with ID rings at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/rare-close-glimpse-foulshaw-moss-osprey-chicks New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-report-calls-ambitious-pesticide-reduction-target Nation of insect champions needed to reverse insect decline Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-report-calls-ambitious-pesticide-reduction-target Do you want to help bumblebees in Cumbria? https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/do-you-want-help-bumblebees-cumbria We&#039;re looking for volunteers in the north west of the county to join our team recording bumblebees Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/do-you-want-help-bumblebees-cumbria Global outdoor company supports the Trust https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/global-outdoor-company-supports-trust Arc&#039;teryx helps restore damaged habitats in Cumbria Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/global-outdoor-company-supports-trust Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly breeding at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/broad-bodied-chaser-dragonfly-breeding-eycott-hill-nature-reserve The Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly has been steadily moving north through the country for many years and it is becoming more frequent in the northern half of Cumbria. Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0100 nicholaj https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/broad-bodied-chaser-dragonfly-breeding-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Emergency fund gives boost to the Trust https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/emergency-fund-gives-boost-trust Cumbria Wildlife Trust is beneficiary of grant to help the charity sector during coronavirus pandemic Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/emergency-fund-gives-boost-trust Kick-start nature’s recovery and absorb a third of UK emissions https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/kick-start-natures-recovery-and-absorb-third-uk-emissions New report from The Wildlife Trusts shows how investing in nature would reap big dividends in tackling climate crisis Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/kick-start-natures-recovery-and-absorb-third-uk-emissions How can we prevent an insect apocalypse? https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/how-can-we-prevent-insect-apocalypse Prof Dave Goulson, the leading national expert in bumblebee and pollinator ecology, explains why insects are in decline and suggests how we should tackle this crisis Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/how-can-we-prevent-insect-apocalypse Call for a ‘gold standard’ to protect sea off Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/call-gold-standard-protect-sea-cumbria We&#039;re backing a new form of protection for the sea and call on Government for ambitious delivery plan for Highly Protected Marine Areas within a year Mon, 08 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/call-gold-standard-protect-sea-cumbria Osprey chicks hatch at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/osprey-chicks-hatch-foulshaw-moss-nature-reserve Osprey chicks have hatched at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve for the seventh year running Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/osprey-chicks-hatch-foulshaw-moss-nature-reserve What’s buzzing in your garden? https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/whats-buzzing-your-garden Join us on a one-day event to record bees and other pollinating insects in your garden Wed, 27 May 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/whats-buzzing-your-garden Dare to be wild! New review says get long-lasting feel-good factor from 30 Days Wild https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/dare-be-wild-new-review-says-get-long-lasting-feel-good-factor-30-days-wild The Wildlife Trusts and University of Derby evaluate the benefits of daily nature contact with 1,000 people over five years Thu, 21 May 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/dare-be-wild-new-review-says-get-long-lasting-feel-good-factor-30-days-wild Beavers Build Back Better – but their future is not secure https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beavers-build-back-better-their-future-not-secure Beavers are back, but their future is not secure. The Wildlife Trusts are calling for a Beaver Strategy for England Fri, 15 May 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beavers-build-back-better-their-future-not-secure Eve excited to start work on saving Cumbria’s precious dunescapes https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/eve-excited-start-work-saving-cumbrias-precious-dunescapes Barrow born-and-bred ecologist will work with local communities to restore Cumbria’s sand dunes Wed, 13 May 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/eve-excited-start-work-saving-cumbrias-precious-dunescapes Calling all budding wildlife photographers https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/calling-all-budding-wildlife-photographers This year our photography competition is focusing on wildlife on your doorstep Wed, 06 May 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/calling-all-budding-wildlife-photographers Trust wins Bronze at national film award ceremony https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-wins-bronze-national-film-award-ceremony Our bee-friendly animation has been awarded Bronze in the People’s Choice award at UK-wide Charity Film Awards Thu, 23 Apr 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-wins-bronze-national-film-award-ceremony Can you hop like a frog for Cumbrian wildlife? https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/can-you-hop-frog-cumbrian-wildlife We&#039;re calling on everyone in Cumbria to join the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26 April to help protect the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria Thu, 23 Apr 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/can-you-hop-frog-cumbrian-wildlife Vote today to help our precious pollinators https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/vote-today-help-our-precious-pollinators We&#039;re calling on Cumbrians to support our bee-friendly animation and attend the Charity Film Awards Thu, 16 Apr 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/vote-today-help-our-precious-pollinators Get your garden buzzing and put your postcode on the map https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/get-your-garden-buzzing-and-put-your-postcode-map New online map will show us how Cumbria’s gardeners are creating wildflower-rich habitats to help pollinating insects Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/get-your-garden-buzzing-and-put-your-postcode-map Excitement as breeding ospreys return to Foulshaw Moss https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/excitement-breeding-ospreys-return-foulshaw-moss A pair of breeding ospreys has returned to our South Lakeland nature reserve, prompting hopes that osprey chicks will hatch here for the seventh year running Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/excitement-breeding-ospreys-return-foulshaw-moss North West Wildlife Trusts receive major funding boost to help marine life https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/north-west-wildlife-trusts-receive-major-funding-boost-help-marine-life-0 Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire Wildlife Trusts receive £300,000 to champion and protect important wildlife and habitats in the Irish Sea Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/north-west-wildlife-trusts-receive-major-funding-boost-help-marine-life-0 Natural Flood Defence to be created for Sandylands, Kendal https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/natural-flood-defence-be-created-sandylands-kendal Volunteers have started work on a new natural flood defence project at Birds Park, to the east of Kendal, to help research the effectiveness of slowing the flow of floodwater from Stock Beck East down to the Sandylands estate in Kendal. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:00:00 +0000 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/natural-flood-defence-be-created-sandylands-kendal Eycott Hill celebrated at Uplands for Everyone conference https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/eycott-hill-celebrated-uplands-everyone-conference Over five years this special place has been put into natural recovery for everyone’s benefit. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/eycott-hill-celebrated-uplands-everyone-conference Leading organisations seek future talent with the announcement of an expanded marine internship programme https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/leading-organisations-seek-future-talent-announcement-expanded-marine-internship-programme Following the success of last year’s part-time, 12 week pilot programme funded by The Crown Estate, a new six month internship focused on the marine environment has been announced for the North West Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0000 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/leading-organisations-seek-future-talent-announcement-expanded-marine-internship-programme Beaver trial gets go-ahead in Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beaver-trial-gets-go-ahead-cumbria We&#039;re delighted that scientific trial to release beavers into enclosure gets go-ahead in Cumbria Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beaver-trial-gets-go-ahead-cumbria We remember David Bellamy https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/we-remember-david-bellamy We are deeply saddened by news of the death of Professor David Bellamy, scientist, author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/we-remember-david-bellamy Atlantic salmon return to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/atlantic-salmon-return-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) have been found at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve, the first known record at this site in recent recording history. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000 nicholaj https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/atlantic-salmon-return-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Volunteers create new boardwalk at Drumburgh Moss https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/volunteers-create-new-boardwalk-drumburgh-moss A new 600-metre-long boardwalk has recently opened at Drumburgh Moss Nature Reserve on the Solway Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/volunteers-create-new-boardwalk-drumburgh-moss Vote for our bee-friendly animation https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/vote-our-bee-friendly-animation Our Get Cumbria Buzzing film is shortlisted for a national award Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/vote-our-bee-friendly-animation New report shows how nature nurtures children https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-report-shows-how-nature-nurtures-children The Wildlife Trusts call for every child to have a daily one-hour nature boost Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-report-shows-how-nature-nurtures-children Wrap up warm for a wonderful wintry Walney Wildlife Day https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wrap-warm-wonderful-wintry-walney-wildlife-day Come and celebrate our coastal wildlife at South Walney Nature Reserve Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wrap-warm-wonderful-wintry-walney-wildlife-day Beach Litter Tackled by Green Energy Team https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beach-litter-tackled-green-energy-team Staff from green energy company Ørsted headed to South Walney Nature Reserve to help tackle beach litter. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beach-litter-tackled-green-energy-team Trust says bring on the Environment Bill https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-says-bring-environment-bill We welcomed the long-awaited publication of the Environment Bill last week following the Queen’s Speech Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-says-bring-environment-bill First South Walney seal pup of season spotted on seal cam https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/first-south-walney-seal-pup-season-spotted-seal-cam The first grey seal pup to be born this breeding season has been spotted at South Walney Nature Reserve near Barrow. The pup was seen on Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s seal cam, which live streams footage of the seal colony all year round. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/first-south-walney-seal-pup-season-spotted-seal-cam Free spooky fun at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this half term! https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/free-spooky-fun-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-half-term Cumbria Wildlife Trust are inviting families to celebrate nature, autumn and Halloween on Thursday 24th October at their Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Discovery Day near Penrith. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 nicholaj https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/free-spooky-fun-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-half-term Wildlife Champions Shine at Awards Ceremony https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wildlife-champions-shine-awards-ceremony Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s top accolade, a Gold Badger’s Paw Award, has been presented to ten longstanding volunteers. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wildlife-champions-shine-awards-ceremony Intern Creates a Splash in Cumbrian Waters https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/intern-creates-splash-cumbrian-waters Lydia Tabrizi, from Wigan, has completed the first Marine Futures Internship hosted in the north of England<br /> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/intern-creates-splash-cumbrian-waters Workington teenagers get a buzz out of helping bees https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/workington-teenagers-get-buzz-out-helping-bees Youth charity creates mural to boost pollinating insects in West Cumbria Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/workington-teenagers-get-buzz-out-helping-bees Events at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this autumn https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/events-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-autumn A series of free events at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this autumn will allow visitors to enjoy free guided walks, meet the grazier, join in with conservation days and learn more about the fungi of grasslands. Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 nicholaj https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/events-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-autumn No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/No-let-up-in-net-loss-of-UKs-nature The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/No-let-up-in-net-loss-of-UKs-nature BAE Systems apprentices make a clean sweep on Walney https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/bae-systems-apprentices-make-clean-sweep-walney Tents, camping chairs and wellington boots were among items collected by BAE Systems apprentices who swapped the Barrow shipyard for beachcombing on Walney as part of their training programme. Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/bae-systems-apprentices-make-clean-sweep-walney Sheep killed at Clints Quarry Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/sheep-killed-clints-quarry-nature-reserve Call for members of the public to come forward with information about suspected dog attacks Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/sheep-killed-clints-quarry-nature-reserve Accounting for ecosystem services: A Natural Capital assessment of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/accounting-ecosystem-services-natural-capital-assessment-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Eycott Hill Nature Reserve has received a natural capital assessment, commissioned by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and delivered by Natural Capital Solutions. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0100 nicholaj https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/accounting-ecosystem-services-natural-capital-assessment-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Bee-friendly animation launched to Get Cumbria Buzzing https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/bee-friendly-animation-launched-get-cumbria-buzzing Cumbria Wildlife Trust launches short film to help pollinating insects Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/bee-friendly-animation-launched-get-cumbria-buzzing Trust continues to oppose badger cull https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-continues-oppose-badger-cull Call for cattle vaccine to be top priority to tackle Bovine Tuberculosis, not badger culling Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-continues-oppose-badger-cull Global Schools Climate Strike on Friday 20 September 2019 https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/global-schools-climate-strike-friday-20-september-2019 Cumbria Wildlife Trust responds to call for global strike Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/global-schools-climate-strike-friday-20-september-2019 Stunning Calendar Raises Money for Local Wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/stunning-calendar-raises-money-local-wildlife A calendar featuring photographs of wildlife from around Cumbria is now available to buy, and all the proceeds to go local wildlife charity Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/stunning-calendar-raises-money-local-wildlife Uni students swap their books for boots to help local wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/uni-students-swap-their-books-boots-help-local-wildlife Undergrads enthuse about their work experience with Cumbria Wildlife Trust Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/uni-students-swap-their-books-boots-help-local-wildlife Precious sand dunes receive a boost https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/precious-sand-dunes-receive-boost Dynamic Dunescapes receives £4m National Lottery funding Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/precious-sand-dunes-receive-boost Furness savers help red squirrels https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/furness-savers-help-red-squirrels Savers with Furness Building Society have helped to raise just under £7,000 to protect red squirrels in Cumbria Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/furness-savers-help-red-squirrels Plantlife Photography Exhibition now open at Gosling Sike https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/plantlife-photography-exhibition-now-open-gosling-sike The beautiful Plantlife - Looking Out for Small Things photography exhibition is now open at Gosling Sike, Houghton Road, Carlisle. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0100 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/plantlife-photography-exhibition-now-open-gosling-sike Cumbria Wildlife Trust welcomes new Staveley Woodlands Reserve Officer https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/cumbria-wildlife-trust-welcomes-new-staveley-woodlands-reserve-officer Danielle Chalmers has been taken on by Cumbria Wildlife Trust to manage our newest nature reserve, Craggy Wood, and its neighbour, Dorothy Farrer’s Spring Wood, near Staveley. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/cumbria-wildlife-trust-welcomes-new-staveley-woodlands-reserve-officer Scotch argus butterflies take to the air at Smardale Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/scotch-argus-butterflies-take-air-smardale-nature-reserve The warm conditions of the last week have encouraged a profusion of the rare Scotch argus butterfly to take to the air at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Smardale Nature Reserve, near Kirkby Stephen. Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/scotch-argus-butterflies-take-air-smardale-nature-reserve Events at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this August and September https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/events-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-august-and-september A series of free events at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this August and September will allow visitors to enjoy free guided walks and cycle rides, join in with conservation days and learn more about bike maintenance. Wed, 31 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 nicholaj https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/events-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-august-and-september Allerdale Borough Council and Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty receives funding to create over 100 acres of habitat for pollinators in Get Cumbria Buzzing! project https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/allerdale-borough-council-and-solway-coast-area-outstanding-natural-beauty-receives-funding A £1.6 million project to help boost pollinators is coming to West Cumbria. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/allerdale-borough-council-and-solway-coast-area-outstanding-natural-beauty-receives-funding Free Carlisle Pageant textile art workshops https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/free-carlisle-pageant-textile-art-workshops Cumbria Wildlife Trust are inviting people to come along to its Gosling Sike centre to help them create a piece for the Carlisle Pageant. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/free-carlisle-pageant-textile-art-workshops Family fun day coming soon to St Bees https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/family-fun-day-coming-soon-st-bees Young people take the lead at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s popular Beached Art event Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/family-fun-day-coming-soon-st-bees Restoring peatland habitats reduce CO2 emissions https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/restoring-peatland-habitats-reduce-co2-emissions Cumbria Wildlife Trust calls for more funding to urgently restore Cumbria’s eroding and damaged peat bogs. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/restoring-peatland-habitats-reduce-co2-emissions Free fun for all the family at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve Discovery Day! https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/free-fun-all-family-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-discovery-day All the family can enjoy a wildlife adventure at the Eycott Hill Discovery Day on Friday 26th July. The event, organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust, will be a celebration of the nature reserve and the wildlife that lives there. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 nicholaj https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/free-fun-all-family-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-discovery-day Volunteers help save our precious meadows https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/volunteers-help-save-our-precious-meadows Monitoring and surveying training events for volunteers will help our species-rich meadows Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/volunteers-help-save-our-precious-meadows Kirkby Stephen nature reserve best for wild flowers in Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/kirkby-stephen-nature-reserve-best-wild-flowers-cumbria Following detailed surveying by wild flower expert Peter Bullard, Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Smardale Nature Reserve, near Kirkby Stephen, has been assessed as the best nature reserve in Cumbria for the variety of plants that grow there. Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/kirkby-stephen-nature-reserve-best-wild-flowers-cumbria Nature Reserve transformed for outdoor theatre performance https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/nature-reserve-transformed-outdoor-theatre-performance Eycott Hill Nature Reserve was transformed on Thursday 20th June as more than 120 performers shared tales of tropical seas, legends of battling giants, warnings about mischievous faeries, stories of volcanic eruptions, and the adventures of intrepid explorers. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0100 nicholaj https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/nature-reserve-transformed-outdoor-theatre-performance Calls for MPs to act on climate and wildlife crisis https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-lobbies-cumbrian-mps-westminster Cumbrians among 12,000 who travelled to Westminster for historic natural environment and climate lobby with MPs outside Parliament Thu, 27 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-lobbies-cumbrian-mps-westminster Royal visit to South Walney Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/royal-visit-south-walney-nature-reserve Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex officially opens new visitor cabin at South Walney Nature Reserve Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/royal-visit-south-walney-nature-reserve Royals Enjoy Visit to Wild Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/royals-enjoy-visit-wild-cumbria Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Cumbria Wildlife Trust volunteers and staff. Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/royals-enjoy-visit-wild-cumbria Marine Conservation Zones finally secured for Irish Sea https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/marine-conservation-zones-finally-secured-irish-sea We&#039;re delighted that six more Marine Conservation Zones are designated in the Irish Sea, creating a network of protected areas Fri, 31 May 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/marine-conservation-zones-finally-secured-irish-sea 30 Days Wild returns for a fifth year https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/30-days-wild-returns-fifth-year Thousands take up challenge to go wild every day in June Thu, 30 May 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/30-days-wild-returns-fifth-year National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/national-lottery-helps-save-cumbrian-wildlife Hot off the heels of World Biodiversity Day and World Bee Day, the National Lottery Heritage Fund is announcing just under £2m in grants to save, protect and reintroduce wildlife across the county of Cumbria. Wed, 29 May 2019 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/national-lottery-helps-save-cumbrian-wildlife Hopes flying high for seeing rare dragonflies in north Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/hopes-flying-high-seeing-rare-dragonflies-north-cumbria An exciting conservation project is introducing one of Britain’s rarest dragonflies to Drumburgh Moss Thu, 16 May 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/hopes-flying-high-seeing-rare-dragonflies-north-cumbria Wildflowers for West Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wildflowers-west-cumbria New wildflower nursery to be created at Gosling Sike thanks to £3,000 grant from United Utilities Legacy Fund through the Cumbria Community Foundation Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wildflowers-west-cumbria Response to the netting of hedges in Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/response-netting-hedges-cumbria Cumbria Wildlife Trusts advises against practice of netting hedgerows to stop wildlife nesting Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/response-netting-hedges-cumbria Will it be a sixth brood for Foulshaw ospreys? https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/will-it-be-sixth-brood-foulshaw-ospreys A pair of breeding ospreys has returned to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, prompting hopes that chicks will hatch here for the sixth year running Thu, 04 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/will-it-be-sixth-brood-foulshaw-ospreys Eden’s top nature reserve set to welcome more visitors https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/edens-top-nature-reserve-set-welcome-more-visitors Kirkby Stephen’s stunning Smardale Nature Reserve, which lies on part of the old Tebay to Darlington railway line, has always been popular with wildlife tourists, locals and walkers. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/edens-top-nature-reserve-set-welcome-more-visitors Family fun day to celebrate wonderful wildlife on Walney https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/family-fun-day-celebrate-wonderful-wildlife-walney Head to the Cumbrian coast this spring and discover seals, birds and a whole lot more! Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/family-fun-day-celebrate-wonderful-wildlife-walney Response to Government figures on badger culling in Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/response-government-figures-badger-culling-cumbria CEO responds to recent figures published by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/response-government-figures-badger-culling-cumbria Drone counts a record number of grey seals https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/record-seals We have counted a record number of grey seals at South Walney Nature Reserve, thanks to the latest drone technology Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/record-seals Awards for actors telling the tale of The Trolls of Eycott Hill! https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/awards-actors-telling-tale-trolls-eycott-hill Fifteen actors from the Edington Centre drama group in Penrith have been recognised with awards from the AQA Unit Award Scheme for their role in a play that helps to promote a local nature reserve. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/awards-actors-telling-tale-trolls-eycott-hill Big or small, ponds for all https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/big-or-small-ponds-all Cumbrian gardeners are urged to make a splash for wildlife Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/big-or-small-ponds-all Excitement as Cumbrian osprey spotted in The Gambia https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/excitement-cumbrian-osprey-spotted-gambia Young osprey which hatched last year at Foulshaw Moss is now thriving on the West African coast Thu, 07 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/excitement-cumbrian-osprey-spotted-gambia Hedgehog Havens Needed Across Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/hedgehog-havens-needed-across-cumbria Hedgehogs will soon be emerging from their annual winter hibernation. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/hedgehog-havens-needed-across-cumbria Local wildlife to benefit from failed Blencathra bid https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/local-wildlife-benefit-failed-blencathra-bid Cumbria Wildlife Trust to receive a generous cash boost of £16,000 from Friends of Blencathra Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/local-wildlife-benefit-failed-blencathra-bid Gosling Sike to benefit from £5,000 donation https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/gosling-sike-benefit-ps5000-donation Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) is to donate £5,000 to Gosling Sike Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/gosling-sike-benefit-ps5000-donation Carlisle youngsters win wildlife awards https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/carlisle-youngsters-win-wildlife-awards Three young people from Carlisle have been presented with John Muir Awards in recognition of their hard work towards helping nature and wildlife Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/carlisle-youngsters-win-wildlife-awards New bird hides at flagship South Lakes nature reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-bird-hides-flagship-south-lakes-nature-reserve Two new bird hides have been installed at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, giving visitors a great viewing point to see an array of woodland birds, as well as our popular summer visitors, two breeding ospreys. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-bird-hides-flagship-south-lakes-nature-reserve Volunteers give more than 250 days for local nature reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/volunteers-give-more-250-days-local-nature-reserve Volunteers have played an incredible role in ongoing conservation work at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith. During 2018 a team of dedicated volunteers gave more than 250 days, that’s over 1,500 hours, to help wildlife thrive. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/volunteers-give-more-250-days-local-nature-reserve Conservationists applaud swift response to K Village plans https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/conservationists-applaud-swift-response-k-village-plans Swifts are to be offered more nesting sites when the K Village site in Kendal is redeveloped, following approaches from local conservationists to the developer, Lou Kendal Limited. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/conservationists-applaud-swift-response-k-village-plans Lakeland hotel creates meadows for wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lakeland-hotel-creates-meadows-wildlife The Daffodil Hotel and Spa in Grasmere pledges its support for wildlife as a corporate member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lakeland-hotel-creates-meadows-wildlife Uni students dig in for wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/uni-students-dig-wildlife Students from the University of Cumbria help plant wildflowers in the Eden Valley Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/uni-students-dig-wildlife Lakes hotel supports local wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lakes-hotel-supports-local-wildlife Cedar Manor Hotel in Windermere has become a corporate member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lakes-hotel-supports-local-wildlife Huge disappointment at limitations of Bovine TB Strategy Review led by Sir Charles Godfray https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/huge-disappointment-limitations-bovine-tb-strategy-review-led-sir-charles-godfray Whilst welcoming the review’s recommendations for a changed emphasis in the government’s strategy for eradicating bovine tuberculosis (bTB), The Wildlife Trusts are extremely concerned that it also recommends that badger culling should continue. This flies in the face of robust scientific evidence and we urge the government to halt their flawed policy which leads to tens of thousands of badgers being killed every year. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/huge-disappointment-limitations-bovine-tb-strategy-review-led-sir-charles-godfray Red squirrel conservationists welcome success stats https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/red-squirrel-conservationists-welcome-success-stats Report shows that red squirrels numbers across the north of England are stable Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/red-squirrel-conservationists-welcome-success-stats CEO expresses concern about Honister zip wire decision https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/ceo-expresses-concern-about-honister-zip-wire-decision Stephen Trotter calls on Secretary of State to think again on Honister zip wire Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/ceo-expresses-concern-about-honister-zip-wire-decision Remember our hibernating hedgehogs https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/remember-our-hibernating-hedgehogs As bonfire night approaches, here&#039;s some advice to ensure that hedgehogs aren&#039;t harmed during your celebrations Thu, 01 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/remember-our-hibernating-hedgehogs Excitement as seal pup spotted at South Walney https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/excitement-seal-pup-spotted-south-walney The first grey seal pup to be born this breeding season has been seen at South Walney Nature Reserve Thu, 01 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/excitement-seal-pup-spotted-south-walney Wildlife heroes receive Badger's Paw awards https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wildlife-heroes-receive-badgers-paw-awards Twelve of our longstanding volunteers have been recognised for their great contribution to wildlife conservation Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wildlife-heroes-receive-badgers-paw-awards Sunbiggin Tarn at sunset wins photography competition https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/sunbiggin-tarn-sunset-wins-photography-competition This dramatic view was voted winner of our 2018 wildlife photography competition Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/sunbiggin-tarn-sunset-wins-photography-competition Trust welcomes budding conservationists https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-welcomes-budding-conservationists Jade Allen and Melanie Shears have recently joined us as Apprentice Conservation Officers Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-welcomes-budding-conservationists Frightfully good fun at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this half term https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/frightfully-good-fun-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-half-term Cumbria Wildlife Trust are inviting families to celebrate nature, autumn, and Halloween this half term at a free event at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0100 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/frightfully-good-fun-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-half-term Celebrating a landscape millions of years in the making https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/celebrating-landscape-millions-years-making Cumbria Wildlife Trust are celebrating the special geology of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve with a new activity that visitors can enjoy year round. <br /> <br /> On the afternoon of Friday 12th October a series of new ‘EarthCaches’ will go live on Geocaching.com, and the challenge of finding answers to a series of questions about Eycott Hill Nature Reserve will begin. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0100 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/celebrating-landscape-millions-years-making A room of their own is the bees’ knees https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/Room-of-their-own-is-bees-knees Wild bee-keeper explains why bees need their own space Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/Room-of-their-own-is-bees-knees Full steam ahead for Smardale Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/full-steam-ahead-smardale-nature-reserve Visitors will soon see the start of works to create a new visitor experience, car park and accessible walkway Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/full-steam-ahead-smardale-nature-reserve Tern up for the books https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/tern-books Cumbria Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and Natural England report a successful breeding season in Cumbria of four species of tern Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/tern-books Bee friendly Gardening Fun Day https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/bee-friendly-gardening-fun-day Join us at our family-friendly event in Workington where we&#039;ll get people buzzing about pollinators! Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/bee-friendly-gardening-fun-day Discover a landscape millions of years in the making https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/discover-landscape-millions-years-making The landscape of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve tells a story that was millions of years in the making. From deep oceans, to volcanic eruptions, tropical seas, and icy glaciers, the geological story here spans 500 million years. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0100 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/discover-landscape-millions-years-making Success for Craggy Wood campaigners https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/success-craggy-wood-campaigners Local campaigners meet £120,000 target to keep popular woodland in public hands Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/success-craggy-wood-campaigners Shock as the Badger cull comes to Cumbria https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/shock-badger-cull-comes-cumbria Cumbria Wildlife Trust was shocked and disappointed by the Government’s surprise announcement that a badger cull was to go ahead in Cumbria. Cumbria Wildlife Trust is calling on Secretary of State, Michael Gove MP, to rethink the change in policy and stop the roll-out of the badger cull to Cumbria. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/shock-badger-cull-comes-cumbria Cumbria Wildlife Trust welcomes new CEO https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/cumbria-wildlife-trust-welcomes-new-ceo A new Chief Executive has been appointed by Trustees of Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/cumbria-wildlife-trust-welcomes-new-ceo New café popping up near Carlisle https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-cafe-popping-near-carlisle The Pop-Up Café is coming to Gosling Sike this autumn Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-cafe-popping-near-carlisle Few weeks left to help Craggy Wood https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/few-weeks-left-help-craggy-wood Staveley residents are urging people to get behind their campaign to keep Craggy Wood in public hands Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/few-weeks-left-help-craggy-wood Trust is given a new nature reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-given-new-nature-reserve Cumbria Wildlife Trust given its largest piece of land so far Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trust-given-new-nature-reserve What’s the buzz around Egremont? https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-the-buzz-around-Egremont Our first &#039;Get Cumbria Buzzing&#039; event in West Cumbria is a great success Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-the-buzz-around-Egremont Supporters celebrate anniversary of flagship nature reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/supporters-celebrate-anniversary-flagship-nature-reserve It’s 40 years since we purchased Smardale Nature Reserve near Kirkby Stephen Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/supporters-celebrate-anniversary-flagship-nature-reserve Sick seal pup rescued from Walney Island https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/sick-seal-pup-rescued-walney-island Poorly common seal pup is rescued from beach near Barrow Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/sick-seal-pup-rescued-walney-island Tern for the better as four chicks fly the nest at South Walney https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/tern-better-four-chicks-fly-nest-south-walney Little tern chicks have fledged at South Walney Nature Reserve for the first time in 33 years Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/tern-better-four-chicks-fly-nest-south-walney Lakes holiday cottage company backs wildlife conservation https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lakes-holiday-cottage-company-backs-wildlife-conservation Lakelovers Holiday Cottages is one of the latest Cumbrian-based companies to join the Trust as a corporate member Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lakes-holiday-cottage-company-backs-wildlife-conservation Mythical sea monster grabs first prize at Beached Art https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/mythical-sea-monster-grabs-first-prize-beached-art Youngsters Sam and Arthur Livsey win first prize in the sand sculpture competition at Beached Art 2018 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/mythical-sea-monster-grabs-first-prize-beached-art Visitors to get an even better experience at Foulshaw Moss https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/visitors-get-even-better-experience-foulshaw-moss Benches, kid’s explorer backpacks, and a printed visitor guide are all new features planned for South Cumbria’s biggest nature reserve, thanks to a grant from Tarmac Limited Landfill Communities Fund. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/visitors-get-even-better-experience-foulshaw-moss Get Cumbria Buzzing! https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/get-cumbria-buzzing Cumbria Wildlife Trust is running two family-friendly events in West Cumbria this summer to get local people buzzing about pollinators. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/get-cumbria-buzzing Lake District tourism business joins forces with Trust https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lake-district-tourism-business-joins-forces-trust Lake District tourism company becomes corporate member Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lake-district-tourism-business-joins-forces-trust Lake District holiday company supports Cumbrian wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lake-district-holiday-company-supports-cumbrian-wildlife A Lake District holiday cottage company has lent its support to wildlife conservation across the county, by becoming a corporate member Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/lake-district-holiday-company-supports-cumbrian-wildlife Events at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this August https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/events-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-august A series of free events at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this August will allow visitors to unleash their inner artist, enjoy free guided walks, and learn more about caterpillars and their favourite foods! <br /> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/events-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-august Beached Art coming soon to St Bees https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beached-art-coming-soon-st-bees Come and celebrate the amazing wildlife found in and around the Irish Sea at our annual beach event, featuring the popular sand sculpture competition Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/beached-art-coming-soon-st-bees Co-op members raise over £1,000 for South Walney Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/co-op-members-raise-over-ps1000-south-walney-nature-reserve Co-op members have given an amazing £1,465.36 to help create family hides at South Walney Nature Reserve Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/co-op-members-raise-over-ps1000-south-walney-nature-reserve Two males and one female chick for the Foulshaw ospreys https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/two-males-and-one-female-chick-foulshaw-ospreys Three five-week-old osprey chicks (thought to be two males and one female) were tagged with ID rings at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve near Witherslack recently, one of Cumbria’s key breeding sites for these spectacular birds of prey. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/two-males-and-one-female-chick-foulshaw-ospreys Hen harrier Blue’s disappearance ‘heart breaking’ https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/hen-harrier-blues-disappearance-heart-breaking Cumbria Wildlife Trust is supporting calls by the Police and the RSPB for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged hen harrier in Cumbria. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0100 charlotter https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/hen-harrier-blues-disappearance-heart-breaking Celebrating our wonderful hay meadows https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/celebrating-our-wonderful-hay-meadows National Meadows Day takes place on Saturday 7 July Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/celebrating-our-wonderful-hay-meadows New campaign to protect wildlife at sea https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-campaign-protect-wildlife-sea Cumbria Wildlife Trust urges people to sign e-petition to protect marine wildlife Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/new-campaign-protect-wildlife-sea Discover incredible insects at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/discover-incredible-insects-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Cumbria Wildlife Trust are inviting wildlife detectives of all ages to discover incredible insects at a free family event at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith on Sunday 8th July. Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 charlotter https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/discover-incredible-insects-eycott-hill-nature-reserve School children dig deep for wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/school-children-dig-deep-wildlife Children from Tebay Primary School dug deep for wildlife recently, when they planted wildflower seeds to help restore Cumbria’s disappearing hay meadows Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/school-children-dig-deep-wildlife Celebrate magnificent meadows at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this July https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/celebrate-magnificent-meadows-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-july Cumbria Wildlife Trust is celebrating the magnificent meadows at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve with a series of events this July Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/celebrate-magnificent-meadows-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-july South Lakes nature reserve celebrates its 20th birthday https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/south-lakes-nature-reserve-celebrates-its-20th-birthday It’s 20 years since Cumbria Wildlife Trust acquired Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve near Witherslack Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/south-lakes-nature-reserve-celebrates-its-20th-birthday Tern up the volume - a celebration of seabirds at RSPB Hodbarrow https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/tern-volume-celebration-seabirds-rspb-hodbarrow Cumbria Wildlife Trust is joining in an exciting family fun day at RSPB Hodbarrow nature reserve in Millom on 1 July, to celebrate the area’s impressive seabird spectacle. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/tern-volume-celebration-seabirds-rspb-hodbarrow Let's Ride to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this summer https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/Lets-ride-Eycott-Hill-Nature-Reserve-summer This summer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust are teaming up with local British Cycling ride leaders to offer free guided cycle rides to Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/Lets-ride-Eycott-Hill-Nature-Reserve-summer Work on New Visitor Hub Gets Underway https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/work-new-visitor-hub-gets-underway A new visitor hub at one of South Cumbria’s most spectacular nature reserves is being created thanks to a £23,000 grant from renewable energy company Ørsted through their Walney Extension Community Fund. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 charlotter https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/work-new-visitor-hub-gets-underway Take part in Random Acts of Wildness at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/take-part-random-acts-wildness-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Cumbria Wildlife Trust is challenging families to take part in as many Random Acts of Wildness as they can at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve on Saturday 16 June as part of 30 Days Wild. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/take-part-random-acts-wildness-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Battle to protect Cumbria’s seas receives a boost https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/Battle-to-protect-Cumbria-seas-receives-boost Wildlife in two of Cumbria’s marine areas could receive protection after the Government announced a consultation on 41 proposed Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the UK. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/Battle-to-protect-Cumbria-seas-receives-boost Badger culling can’t be justified on any grounds https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/badger-culling-not-justified-on-any-grounds Following a Government announcement that it is to allow badger culling in areas of England at low-risk from bovine TB, including Cumbria, Cumbria Wildlife Trust is calling on the Government to stop killing badgers. This will not eradicate Bovine TB in cattle. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/badger-culling-not-justified-on-any-grounds Adventurer and rock climber Leo supports efforts to keep local woodland in safe hands https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/adventurer-and-rock-climber-leo-supports-efforts-keep-local-woodland-safe-hands Internationally-renowned rock climber Leo Houlding is often found scaling the heights of dramatic peaks around the world such as Everest or El Capitan in Yosemite, California but he’s recently turned his attention to the more local Cumbrian landscape. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 charlotter https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/adventurer-and-rock-climber-leo-supports-efforts-keep-local-woodland-safe-hands Brampton-based business stands up for wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/brampton-based-business-stands-wildlife WCF Ltd, based in Brampton, is standing up for local wildlife by becoming a corporate member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/brampton-based-business-stands-wildlife 55,500 people – and rising – sign up to go wild in June https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/55500-people-and-rising-sign-go-wild-june Naturalists, TV presenters and authors are backing The Wildlife Trusts’ national nature challenge to do something ‘wild’ every day during June. Thu, 31 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 charlotter https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/55500-people-and-rising-sign-go-wild-june Community wildlife garden gets funding boost https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/community-wildlife-garden-gets-funding-boost Cumbria Wildlife Trust is celebrating the news that it has received a £69,998.97 funding boost from Biffa Award to help develop its new community wildlife garden at Gosling Sike in Houghton, near Carlisle. Thu, 31 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 charlotter https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/community-wildlife-garden-gets-funding-boost From Buxton to the Borders – £7m Government grant allows new moorland conservation work to get underway https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/buxton-borders-ps7m-government-grant-allows-new-moorland-conservation-work-get-underway A new injection of Government cash will help support the restoration of England’s iconic peatlands. Wed, 30 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/buxton-borders-ps7m-government-grant-allows-new-moorland-conservation-work-get-underway Wildlife supporters toast our prehistoric pavements https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wildlife-supporters-toast-our-prehistoric-pavements It’s 40 years since the outstanding area of limestone pavement at Hutton Roof Crags near Burton-in-Kendal was given to the care of Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/wildlife-supporters-toast-our-prehistoric-pavements Apprenticeships prove to be life changing https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/apprenticeships-prove-be-life-changing One of Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s latest Apprentice Conservation Officers, Isaac Johnston, has secured his first job working in nature conservation following his two year apprenticeship at the local nature charity. Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/apprenticeships-prove-be-life-changing Learn something new at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this June https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/learn-something-new-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-june From photography to plants, and bugs to bogs, there are events for all interests at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve this June. Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/learn-something-new-eycott-hill-nature-reserve-june Green light for project which puts Cumbria’s bees on road to recovery https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/green-light-project-which-puts-cumbrias-bees-road-recovery A ground breaking new project to boost the number of bumblebees and other wild pollinators in Cumbria, has been awarded development funding by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Highways England. Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/green-light-project-which-puts-cumbrias-bees-road-recovery Bliss among the bluebells https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/bliss-among-bluebells Cumbria has many stunning places to see bluebells from the famous Rannerdale bluebells that cover the fellsides of the Buttermere valley, to more hidden away places like Flakebridge Wood at Appleby-in-Westmorland. Mon, 14 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/bliss-among-bluebells Trio of companies pledge support for Cumbria’s wildlife https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trio-companies-pledge-support-cumbrias-wildlife Three holiday cottage companies have signed up as corporate members of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, showing a real commitment to wildlife on the part of their parent company Travel Chapter Fri, 11 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/trio-companies-pledge-support-cumbrias-wildlife Cumbria’s trees join botanical bank at Kew Gardens https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/cumbria-trees-join-botanical-bank-Kew-Gardens All eyes were on Kew Gardens recently when the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse re-opened to the public following a five year refurbishment Fri, 04 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 rosew https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/cumbria-trees-join-botanical-bank-Kew-Gardens Take the lead to protect wildlife at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/take-lead-protect-wildlife-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Cumbria Wildlife Trust are asking dog walkers to take the lead when visiting Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith to give wildlife and the herd of Luing cattle a stress-free spring. Thu, 03 May 2018 13:00:00 +0100 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/take-lead-protect-wildlife-eycott-hill-nature-reserve Young people help to restore wildlife at Wreay Woods https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/young-people-help-restore-wildlife-wreay-woods Carlisle Youth Zone and Cumbria Wildlife Trust have got together to help young people discover, explore and restore Wreay Woods Nature Reserve, at Wreay near Carlisle. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0100 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/young-people-help-restore-wildlife-wreay-woods Volunteers give more than 1,400 hours for local nature reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/volunteers-give-more-1400-hours-local-nature-reserve It was a case of many hands making light work at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith in 2017 as a team of dedicated volunteers gave more than 1,400 hours to help wildlife thrive. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Jodyf https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/volunteers-give-more-1400-hours-local-nature-reserve Slowing the flow at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/slowing-flow-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. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000 trustadmin https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/news/slowing-flow-eycott-hill-nature-reserve