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News & Updates

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

A Wild December

Nature has many gifts to give this December.  As frost and snow takes hold the Christmas card scene unfolds. Whilst trees stand bare and the w...
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Tracking mammal footprints as part of our search for dormice

Over the last 4 years Durham Wildlife Trust's Heart of Durham Project, as a result of a generous donation from D'Oyley Carte, has been putting up tube...
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Working with Blessed John Duckett School Tow Law

It was a cold, but a clear, morning in Tow Law when Durham Wildlife Trust’s Heart of Durham team arrived at Blessed John Duckett RC Primary School t...
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Planting Trees at Thornley Wood Community Site

With grateful thanks to the Woodland Trust the Heart of Durham Project has managed to secure a further 420 trees to be planted at the Thornley Wood Co...
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Prize Draw 2017

The Summer 2017 edition of Wildlife Durham, our members magazine, included raffle tickets for our Prize Draw 2017. This is the first time in a numb...
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Grass Snakes and the Duvernoy’s Gland

Are Grass snakes Venomous? No they are not. At least not in the sense that they are able to inject venom into prey. The Duvernoy's Gland is situat...
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DWT Botany Group – Delights of the Coast

The last survey of the year saw three keen botanists meet at Blackhall Picnic site to explore plant life on the coast. The weather was milder than of ...
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Wildlife Habitats in Your Garden

There are many simple things you can do in your garden to help wildlife. ​Ponds are an obvious choice if you have the space. But even a small conta...
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Teamwork at Tudhoe Treatment Works

Durham Wildlife Trust’s Heart of Durham Project love a challenge and when the going gets tough, team work is needed. The Heart of Durham proj...
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Spotting Marine Mammals off the Tees to Tyne Coast

Local marine biologist, Emily Cunningham, takes us through the marine mammals you’re most likely to spot off the coast from Tees to Tyne. Seals Th...
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