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  • Eradication of badgers is not the answer

    Tuesday 23rd August, 2016

    Badger cull announcement, Elliott Neep

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust understands that the Government is set to announce an extension to the badger cull, as reported by the BBC earlier today – a decision the charity strongly condemns.

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  • Hen Harrier Day Speech, by Tim Birch

    Sunday 7th August, 2016

    Photo of a Hen Harrier by Tim Birch

    I want to warmly welcome you all to the third hen harrier rally in the Peak District.

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  • The (Lesser) Emperor Comes to Town

    Thursday 4th August, 2016

    lesser emperor dragonfly, by Jean McMahon

    A rare dragonfly has been caught on camera at Drakelow Nature Reserve in Derbyshire.

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  • Save our seeds

    Thursday 28th July, 2016

    Yew tree seed collection at Chatsworth

    We are holding two tree seed collection workshops this August.

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  • Bird more commonly seen in the Arctic Circle spotted in Derbyshire for first time in 19 years

    Friday 22nd July, 2016

    Sabine's gull at Carr Vale, Dave Came

    A Sabine’s gull has been visiting Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Carr Vale Nature Reserve near Bolsover this month.

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  • Caspian tern causes a splash at Derbyshire nature reserve – seen in the UK less than 300 times

    Friday 22nd July, 2016

    Caspian tern at Carr Vale, Richard Taylor

    A Caspian tern visited Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Carr Vale Nature Reserve near Bolsover today.

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  • Going natural does it for Derbyshire’s bees

    Friday 22nd July, 2016

    Weleda donating £1300 to Derbyshire's Bee Appeal

    This week international holistic and natural cosmetic company Weleda kicked off Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s bee appeal with a cheque for £1,300.

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  • The hen harrier is a symbol of a Derbyshire rich in wildlife, valued by everyone

    Tuesday 19th July, 2016

    Hen harrier, Tim Birch

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are set to lay out their developing vision for a wilder Derbyshire at this year’s Hen Harrier Day. Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Edale on Sunday 7th August for this year’s event starting at 11am in the car park next to Edale Train Station.

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  • You’d be bats not to try it!

    Friday 15th July, 2016

    Bat, Robert Booth

    Members of the public are being invited to join a workshop to learn how to identify four of the bat species found in Derbyshire.

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  • plant more flowers, cut grass less and build a bee hotel: the simple things you can do to help our bees

    Tuesday 12th July, 2016

    Bees Needs logo

    Planting bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often are among five simple steps the British public are being urged to take to help our precious pollinators thrive—as, despite public concern about bee populations, more than half of those asked say they have not taken any pollinator-friendly actions in the last year.

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