News & Updates

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

Kittiwake Statement

Durham Wildlife Trust are a partner in the Tyne Kittiwake Partnership (TKP). In recent weeks we have been made aware of a number of kittiwakes that ha...
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August with Durham Wildlife Trust

Despite the buzzing from insects and children, August is a quieter month for wildlife. Our summer visiting birds have already sneaked away - takin...
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School honored for conservation work

Durham Wildlife Trust has named Barbara Priestman Academy in Sunderland as its School of the Year for its conservation work. DWT experts work with ...
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The Big Butterfly Count

Here is something Durham Wildlife Trust has been doing for a while...  The Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary Project (SPBF) A successful re-wildi...
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The search for the elusive dormouse continues

A group of volunteers with both Durham Wildlife Trust's Heart of Durham Project and the Land of Oak and Iron had an invitation they could not refuse! ...
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Trust comment on proposed planning near Rainton Meadows

The Trust would like to thank the members and supporters who have made contact regarding the application for housing off Mallard Way next to Rainton M...
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Fundraising painter puts Durham Wildlife Trust in the picture

Wearside artist David Hughes MBE, who is aged 92, has agreed to support Durham Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) fundraising efforts by allowing the organisati...
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July with Durham Wildlife Trust

Under July’s sunny skies, filled with colour and pace, lies a patchwork of green and golden countryside and stunning wildflower meadows bursting...
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The Whinnies Butterfly and Moth Hunt

The Whinnies Great Butterfly and Moth Hunt took place on Tuesday 19th June at Middleton St George. This was a joint event hosted by The Butterfly C...
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Fun Run & Toddle

Run, Walk or Toddle for Wildlife! Saturday 18th August will see our first 5k Run Rainton Fun Run and Joe's Pond Toddle take place at Rainton Meadows ...
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