News & Updates

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

In Search of Dragonflies

On a balmy Sunday morning (2 June), an eager group of dragon and damselfly enthusiasts met at the Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, for a ta...
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30 Days Wild

This June, we challenge you to do something wild every day. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness. We're giving you a ...
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Naturally Native Volunteers meet Restoring Ratty Volunteers for a Grand Day Out!

Water voles were once a common sight across the North East on a variety of water courses and wetland areas. Sadly today they are one of Britain’...
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Wind in the Willows in Wool

A team of dedicated knitters have produced a series of creations celebrating Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s book The Wind in the Willows to ...
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A Dedicated Meadow for Dad

This Father’s Day treat your Dad to something really special. Help to look after our local grassland meadows Just for Father’s Day dedic...
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Ways to a Wilder Bank Holiday and Beyond

Whatever the weather we've got lots of ways for you to go wild this week and beyond! Join us on a reserve, at an event or download one of our activity...
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How to help a hedgehog

Hedgehogs are nocturnal mammals and one of the three British mammals that hibernate through winter (usually November - mid March depending on the ...
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Discovering Dragonflies

Keen to be able to tell a dragonfly from a damselfly?  If you're interested in helping understand and protect this declining species then we have a s...
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Isolating the paws from the blobs

Over the autumn of 2018 volunteers, with Durham Wildlife Trust’s Heart of Durham and the Land of Oak and Iron Projects, have been conducting surveys...
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Fundraising appeal launched as visitor centre prepares for major refurbishment

Durham Wildlife Trust (DWT) has launched a fundraising appeal to raise £31,000 to re-connect today’s young people with nature. The Trust are...
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