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  • Pint-sized butterfly beats extinction in Hertfordshire

    Thursday 24th June, 2010

    Britain's tiniest butterfly, the small blue, has made big news by returning to Hertfordshire after being extinct in the county for eight years. This dinky delight, which is barely bigger than a five pence piece, was spotted at Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve near Tring recently, where Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) have been carefully managing the habitat to encourage butterflies to thrive.

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  • Escape to the County

    Monday 21st June, 2010

    Water voles re-locate from major port development to Essex countryside

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  • Fears mount for survival of UK’s most famed osprey

    Monday 21st June, 2010

    Fears are mounting across the globe for the future survival of the UK’s oldest breeding female osprey, which astounded wildlife experts when it returned to the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve for the 20th consecutive year this March.

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  • Carwardine to become vice president for Avon WT

    Thursday 17th June, 2010

    Award-winning writer and TV presenter Mark Carwardine has agreed to become a vice president of Avon Wildlife Trust.

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  • A brighter future for Berkshire's rare pale dog-violets

    Wednesday 16th June, 2010

    The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust has made an important land purchase that will benefit species including the nationally scarce pale dog-violet.

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  • Records of violet carpenter bee in Worcestershire needed

    Wednesday 16th June, 2010

    Worcestershire residents are being asked to report sightings of a continental bee thought to have arrived in the UK over the last few years.

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  • A great ‘spore’ for England!

    Friday 11th June, 2010

    As the eyes of the world focus on the first football fixture of the tournament, keen-eyed conservationists are already celebrating a special goal for England – the first sighting of a rare fungus - multiclavula vernalis. And, despite the difference in size, its similarity to the World Cup has not gone unnoticed!

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  • Wildlife Trust gets grant for green talent

    Wednesday 9th June, 2010

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) has announced that it has been awarded a grant to develop ‘green talent’ by providing training for those wishing to have a career in nature conservation. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through its ‘Skills for the Future’ programme*, the grant of £352,000 will enable the Trust to provide a total of 24 one-year work placements over 3 years for anyone wishing to get a foot on the nature conservation ladder.

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  • Defra Secretary of State visits Wildlife Trust event

    Monday 7th June, 2010

    Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, the Secretary of State for Defra, visited a Warwickshire Wildlife Trust event on Friday 4 June ahead of World Environment Day.

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  • Wildlife festival to take over Plymouth city centre

    Friday 4th June, 2010

    This week Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) stages its annual Wildlife Festival. The aim of the festival is to bring wildlife to people encouraging them to do more for the natural world on their doorsteps. The festival will be opened by TV naturalist Nick Baker and will take place in the Armada Way piazza, Plymouth on Saturday 5 June from 10am until 4pm.

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