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  • Bee Creative in the Garden!

    Monday 10th April, 2017

    Tree bumblebee, Chris Lawrence, Bee Creative in the Garden, Derbyshire Wildlife

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is part of a national campaign with the Royal Horticultural Society to help our wild bees.

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  • DerwentWISE Wildlife Guardians - you can help!

    Friday 7th April, 2017

    Bumblebee, Kieron Huston

    DerwentWISE are inviting volunteers to monitoring training workshops on wildlife in May.

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  • Easter badgers and cub footage!

    Friday 7th April, 2017

    Badger, Jon Bowen

    We have new footage of badger cubs with their mother - right here in Derbyshire!

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  • A real egg in time for Easter!

    Wednesday 5th April, 2017

    The first egg of 2017, webcam image from Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

    Fears that a new male peregrine at Derby Cathedral would be unable to breed this year have been laid to rest as an egg was spotted by sharp-eyed webcam viewers this morning.

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  • Mapperley Wood Nature Reserve vandalised

    Wednesday 29th March, 2017

    Photo by Dave Cook

    The large bird hide at Mapperley Wood Nature Reserve near Ilkeston was vandalised and burnt down over the weekend, completely destroying it.

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  • Erewash MP signs the Environment Pledge

    Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

    Maggie Throup MP and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Jane Proctor

    Local MP Maggie Throup today signed the Environment Pledge in Ilkeston with Jane Proctor of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

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  • Amber Valley to benefit from grant to create and improve wetland

    Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

    River Amber, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has secured a grant worth more than £51,000 from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

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  • Trust launches new training programme to the public

    Tuesday 21st March, 2017

    Nature watching, bird watching, binoculars, Derbyshire Widlife Trust training

    We want everyone to love looking at, identifying, reporting and recording the wonderful wildlife in Derbyshire, so we’ve put together a training programme to take you from beginner to quietly confident.

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  • Plans hatched to protect Derbyshire Peregrines

    Thursday 9th March, 2017

    Peregrine, Robert Booth

    The first ever Derbyshire-wide multi-agency meeting looking at the threat to our breeding peregrines has resulted in plans to coordinate protection efforts across the county, and provide a 24 hour Watch Scheme to prevent disruption to nesting birds and vulnerable chicks including the deployment of surveillance cameras across the county.

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  • Fighting the Threat to Derbyshire’s Peregrine Population

    Thursday 9th March, 2017

    Peregrine, Simon Richardson

    Peregrines are already paired up and back at nest sites across Derbyshire as we prepare for another breeding season.

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