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  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust leads the way on badger vaccinations

    Friday 7th July, 2017

    We've vaccinated fifty badgers in the Edale valley, including twenty in the last two days.

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  • Badger vaccination restarts one year on

    Thursday 6th July, 2017

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has defied the odds to resume badger vaccination one year after vaccine supplies dried up.

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  • Waking up the Whistlestop

    Wednesday 5th July, 2017

    If you’ve ever visited Matlock Bath by train or car, you will no doubt be familiar with the iconic and beautiful Grade II listed station building which stands in the car park at the side of the railway line.

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  • Restored walking route unveiled for Ecclesbourne Valley

    Tuesday 4th July, 2017

    Ecclesbourne Valley, Kath Stapley

    An eleven mile long trail for walkers has been created along the entire length of the Ecclesbourne River, from its source in Wirksworth to its confluence with the Derwent in Duffield, thanks to the Accessing Nature project.

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  • Come and Explore Darley Open Spaces

    Tuesday 27th June, 2017

    Darley Open Spaces, Alison Grimwood

    Discover the history of Darley and Derwent Parks, Dean’s Field, Chester Green Playing Fields and Community Centre, Chester Green and Parker’s Piece

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  • Abandoned hedgehogs rescued by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

    Friday 23rd June, 2017

    Our badger vaccination coordinator Debbie Bailey rescued two abandoned young hedgehogs last week.

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  • Natural music at the Whistlestop!

    Thursday 15th June, 2017

    Diane Davison

    Join us in a celebration of music and nature at the Whistlestop Centre on Saturday 8th July.

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  • Celebrate Middleton!

    Thursday 15th June, 2017

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has been successful in applying for funds from the BIG Lottery Celebrate Fund to hold an event called ‘Celebrate Middleton' on Saturday 15th July from 10am-6pm.

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  • Nature and nappies!

    Wednesday 14th June, 2017

    Photo, Adrian Clarke

    Why should tots and teens have all the fun? We’ve got a new playgroup to introduce tiny children to nature, and give parents and guardians chance to grab a cuppa and see other grown-ups!

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  • Heavy metal survivors

    Monday 12th June, 2017

    Wild mountain pansies, Shoshanah Crookes

    Gang Mine Nature Reserve at Middleton by Wirksworth is internationally protected for the diversity and rarity of its plants. Learn with Julia Gow how these little gems survive on thin, metal rich soils and why they are so special.

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