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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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  • 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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  • Birds, bees and butterflies get boost from new countryside coalition

    Monday 11th July, 2016

    Orchid discovered on Derbyshire farm whilst surveying, Oli Foulds

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are working alongside other Wildlife Trusts and LEAF to create unique model for nature-friendly farming across 44,500 acres nationally, as part of new Jordans Farm Partnership.

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  • Derbyshire’s gone Wild!

    Thursday 7th July, 2016

    Stay wild with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

    600 Derbyshire folk have taken part in a national campaign to get us all a little bit closer to nature.

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  • A rare opportunity

    Wednesday 29th June, 2016

    Tending to marigolds at Weleda, copyright Weleda

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s corporate supporter Weleda are holding an open day and all proceeds will be donated to the Trust’s Bee Appeal to help Derbyshire’s bees.

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  • Funding boost for Ecclesbourne Valley

    Tuesday 28th June, 2016

    River Ecclesbourne in summer, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce a new £26,684.68 project bringing together eight partners which will start this July within the Ecclesbourne Valley.

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  • Experts gather at bee summit to address decline in species

    Tuesday 28th June, 2016

    Buff tailed bumblebee, Jon Hawkins, Surrey Hills photography

    Bumblebee experts from across the country gathered at a Bee Summit to address the decline in species hosted by the University of Derby on June 24, 2016.

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