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Wildlife conservation blog

Meet some of our Conservation team and get their views on what's happening with wildlife and the environment in the county.



30 days Wild Campaign badge, DWT and #30 days Wild campaign

30 Days Wild

The Baker Family are doing something wild every day for 30 Days Wild this June - read their blog and discover their adventures!



Tim Birch Conservation managerby DWT

Tim Birch: Conservation Manager 

Tim has worked in the environmental field for more than 25 years, on projects to protect rainforests in Sumatra, the Amazon and the Congo and marine life such as whales and dolphins. His last role was in Australia, where he was helping to protect the temperate rainforests of Tasmania.

Read Tim's blog


Forester Moth Kieron Huston

A Sense of Nature - Wildlife blog by Kieron Huston

Keeping a keen eye on Derbyshire's special places, Kieron gets to explore all the hidden corners of Derbyshire and record the special spcies that live there. Follow his blog for his take on our beautiful county. 

Click here to read 'A Sense of Nature' 


Oli Folds, LEMUR Trainee surveying for newts, DWT

Oli Foulds: LEMUR project placement

LEMUR stands for Learning Environments in Marine, Urban and Rural areas and there are six trainees for each of these three settings. Oli is an urban LEMUR and his host organisation is the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, where he mainly works with the Conservation Team.

Read about Oli's experinces when training with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 


Debbie Bailey Badger Vaccinator, DWT

Diary of a badger vaccinator 

A day in the life of a badger vaccinator with Debbie Bailey - all part of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust'sfive year badger vaccination programme. 



Jonathan Preston Woodside's Conservation Farming Officer, DWT

Jonathan Preston: Conservation Farming Officer

Based mainly at Woodside Farm, Jon's role is to ensure the balance of good habitat management with farm production across Derbyshire Wildlife Trust reserves. Jon is responsible for a small flock of Jacob sheep and a fold of Highland Cattle and his blog details his day to day experiences, documenting the struggles and highlights of being a conservation farmer. 

Read Jon's blog


Water forWildlife project, Peter Stokes DWT

Water for wildlife

Learn all about our river work with Kay, Water for Wildlife Project Officer. 


A Summer of British Wildlife cover, Bradt Travel Guide

Book reviews

Find out our opinion on all sorts of wildlife and gardening books recently published.

Ben Fearn, Marketing Officer 

Ben is one of the team looking after Marketing while Kaite is on maternity leave. Find out what he's learned and what he enjoys most about working here.