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News & Updates

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

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Being able to identify reptiles, guess their ages, tell the sexes apart, know what they feed on and give the life history of an animal is all well and...
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A Wilder Year Ahead for Washington Wildlife Group

Washington Wildlife Group formed in April 2017 with the support of Durham Wildlife Trust. The nature enthusiasts meet on the last Wednesday of every m...
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A Quick Round Anyone?

I've often dismissed golf courses as being rather sterile habitats for wildlife in the past. Acres of neatly mown greens and fairways. Hundreds of peo...
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Botany 2018 starts here!

11:00 Monday 1st January was not the time to be still in bed or suffering a mighty hangover, but the time to meet up in Durham market place for the fi...
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January with Durham Wildlife Trust

January is often the month to bring snow, yet December unwrapped its icy white glow. The bare trees were decorated with snowflakes and, whilst ...
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Trotting Home for Christmas

The Exmoor ponies have started arriving home for Christmas, completing the magical winter wonderland scene at Rainton Meadows. Their return, wh...
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Christmas Opening Hours

Merry Christmas from all of the DWT Staff, Volunteers & Trustees! To help you plan your festive visit, here are our Christmas Opening hours. At ...
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A Wild Year at Low Barns

From hedgehog greeting, nature rambling to pond dipping and electro-fishing, Durham Wildlife Trust’s Low Barns Wildlife Watch Group have enjoyed...
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Planting in a Winter Wonderland-Thornley Woods

Community Planting day at Thornley Woods in the snow! 420  Trees from the Woodland Trust 11 brave souls! 80 trees planted! So...
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DWT’s Heart of Durham Volunteers Plug the Gap

The "Waistcoat Lads" as they are effectionatly called, due to their  spectacular waistcoats, have turned their fingers to numerous planting projects ...
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