News & Updates

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

Snake Fungal Disease

As if reptiles didn't have a tough enough life, now this. As yet the only known hosts of the fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola are, as the name sugge...
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Hannah’s Legacy

The Durham Wildlife Trust Team of Volunteers, Staff and Trustees are incredibly sorry to hear of the passing of Hannah Hauxwell. Durham Wildlife Trus...
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February Calls

In this late winter month, we welcome the first signs of spring. Hours of daylight become longer, birdsong stronger, and those that have slept...
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Woodland Adventure

The bright jewels of winter found thriving in Acton Wood Nature Reserve on the north side of Derwent Reservoir Fringing the edge of Derwent Reservoir...
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Dynamo Dave Weston

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of one of our longstanding volunteers, who started out with the Western team, but then n...
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Pin It Down

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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