News & Updates

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

How to Care for Injured Wildlife

BIRDS: An injured bird should always be passed onto a local vet, RSPCA in England and Wales, SSPCA in Scotland, USPCA in Northern Ireland or an ind...
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Flood Warning

Please note: People due to visit Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve today, Saturday 17th March, a section of the road leading into the reserve has flooded...
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Bird Feeder Hygiene

There’s been a fair bit of coverage in the media this week about a study showing the risks of disease to garden birds associated with feeding them, ...
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Creating a wildlife haven in an unlikely place

  A constant and increasing demand on land for houses and industrial development highlights the importance of the pockets of buffer land surrounding ...
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The Hidden Butterfly Population

One perk of volunteering for Durham Wildlife Trust is getting the opportunity to see the trust's nature reserves, every day is a new day and a new pot...
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Mallard Way proposed housing

Durham Wildlife Trust would like to thank everyone for their concern and messages regarding the proposed housing on Mallard Way immediately adjacent t...
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Weather Update

We are open today, 6th March and staff are in the office at Rainton Meadows however, the road leading into the visitor centre has unfortunately floode...
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Durham Wildlife Trust comes together for joint task day at The Whinnies

  Jess Wilson one of our Volunteer Reserves Officers explains about the recent hedgelaying day at The Whinnies.. Durham Wildlife Tr...
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How To Survive the Big Freeze

Become a reptile. Yes reptiles can withstand being frozen solid. For a time. Other options include sleeping and migrating South. There are many insec...
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Too Long a Winter

As heavy snow and freezing conditions grind the region to a halt, we remember Hannah Hauxwell and the documentary which brought to light the sub-zero ...
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