News & Updates

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

Swapping the office for a day in a field is good for body and soul

Two large local companies have given "something back" in terms of helping wildlife by encouraging their employees to volunteer for the day. A gro...
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Restoring Milkwellburn Wood

Please note for anyone wishing to visit Milkwellburn Wood that works are currently taking place as part of a habitat restoration programme that aims t...
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Campaign launched to save the Gwent Levels

Durham Wildlife Trust are urging people to write to the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones to oppose plans for a 14-mile-long six-lane motorway tha...
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Our Top Reserves for Autumn Colour

Topping our list in 2018 is Hawthorn Dene, this coastal woodland reserve is spectacular for Autumn colour and a ramble to the beach. Take in a ...
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Partners Provide Power to Pond Purge!

Ponds at Carrick's Haugh on the North West tip of Derwent reservoir have become inundated with water horsetail, an invasive plant which if left unchec...
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Durham Wildlife Trust objects to housing proposal

Members and supporters may be aware of the application for a housing development immediately next to Rainton Meadows on the fields bordering the acces...
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What to do if you find an injured or sick hedgehog

Hedgehogs are nocturnal mammals and one of the three British mammals that hibernate through winter (usually November - mid March depending on weather)...
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Countdown to the Great North Run 2018

Just days to go before our runners take to the Great North Run half marathon, raising money for local wildlife. After an incredible 2017 our fu...
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September with Durham Wildlife Trust

As summer gives way to autumn, the twittering and swooping in the sky reveals our summer visitors who pass us by. As they head south for sunnier clima...
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Ancient conservation technique that’s a cut above the rest

Ross Poldark is not the only person who champions the benefits of scything – a team of North East conservation workers has been doing the same thing...
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