Latest tweets and news stories about our work, activities and events. Journalists can contact our press team to ensure enquiries will be dealt with immediately: Anna Guthrie 07887 754659 aguthrie@wildlifetrusts.org and Emma Robertshaw 07779 657515 erobertshaw@wildlifetrusts.org

  • 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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  • Wild events with Sheffield Wildlife Trust

    Friday 4th June, 2010

    This June, Sheffield Wildlife Trust is holding a number of activities to get children closer to nature.Here are a couple to get you excited...

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  • Big Biodiversity Watch

    Friday 4th June, 2010

    To celebrate International Year of Biodiversity, Norfolk Wildlife Trust invites you to take part in its biggest ever wildlife-watching event!

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  • Springwatch Festival at Stanmer Park

    Friday 4th June, 2010

    Brighton’s Springwatch Festival 2010 is even bigger and better than last year. Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) is delighted to be working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) organising the Festival in Stanmer Park and plan some exciting hands-on nature based activities to appeal to all ages.

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  • Volunteers help give otters a home

    Friday 4th June, 2010

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Wild Penwith Volunteers have spent an enjoyable day building an otter holt near Drift Reservoir, near Penzance. The holt has been created to help this magnificent animal as it increases its range throughout Cornwall.

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  • Opening up the underwater landscape

    Thursday 3rd June, 2010

    As World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8th June, an advanced seabed map has become the first in the UK to be made freely available to the public, making it possible to see the sea floor in all its glory, including reefs, wrecks and rocky ledges. Showing not only the contours but, via linked photographs, many of the habitats of the seabed from Abbotsbury to Swanage, the DORset Integrated Seabed study (DORIS) map allows divers, conservationists and marine planners to see exactly what is located at the ocean floor, whether for recreational diving or for decision making about the use of Dorset’s marine sites.

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