News & Updates

Take some time out and enjoy reading our selection of news and project updates from around the Trust.

Picture perfect prize winners

Prize winners of a photography competition celebrating the beauty and wildlife of Weardale have been announced. The ‘Views of Weardale’ competiti...
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The Secret Life of Bracken..

... and A Little Help from Our Swedish Friend, by Kirsty Pollard - Heart of Durham Conservation Officer If someone asked you what is the most comm...
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My Wild 5 – Run, Walk, Move 5k Your Way

2020 was due to be the 3rd annual Run Rainton, a 5k fun run around Durham Wildlife Trust's flagship nature reserve, Rainton Meadows. In its first t...
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Leading the change

I was delighted to start in the role of Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts this spring (even if it was in rather odd circumstances given the Covid...
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A short Low Barns recce

Botany Group Blog - June 2020 The reserve is open and in order to support social distancing you have to walk one way around the main lake. No acces...
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Community feedback requested

On behalf of the Wear Catchment Partnership, Durham Wildlife Trust is carrying out a consultation on what people think about the woods, parks, ...
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These Jewels Are Back On The Wing!

We are delighted to report that this year’s emergence of the small pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies (SPBF) has occurred. These small and delica...
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The Wildlife of Barnard Castle

by Rachel Richards, Wilderness Ranger Barnard Castle, or Barney as it is known locally, is a beautiful market town set on the banks of the River Te...
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Orchids of Durham Wildlife Trust

by Mark Dinning, Head of Conservation Recently the Trust was contacted by Don, a Durham Wildlife Trust member and regular visitor to the Trust’s ...
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Bird Hides

We are welcoming visitors across the Durham Wildlife Trust area with many people now enjoying visits to our natures reserves. All sites are accessible...
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