News & Updates

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

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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March with Durham Wildlife Trust

As the mad March hares clench their fists we look forward to winter losing its grip, and spring bursting out of the blankets of snow. Whilst we...
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Visitor Centre Closures

Unfortunately due to the bad weather both our Visitor Centres at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Low Barns Nature Reserve will be remain closed...
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School Visiting Dates at Low Barns

As the warmer months approach, more schools will begin to visit Low Barns Nature Reserve and the West Hide bird hide. To make sure your visit is as pe...
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New report points to 30% decline in water vole distribution

A new analysis of data collected over ten years by a network of experts led by The Wildlife Trusts has revealed that water vole distribution has decli...
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Come along and join the Teesdale Woodland Volunteers!

The volunteers meet every Friday and do practical conservation work in woodlands and countryside sites around Barnard Castle. Up until now most of the...
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Hedgelaying at Mosswood Treatment Works

As a partnership project with Northumbrian Water Limited, the Heart of Durham Project volunteers get to visit some very different sites. On all these ...
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February Winter Tree Identification!

The weekends of the 3,4 and 10,11 of February witnessed 40 keen folk being introduced to, or refreshed on, winter tree ID and more will follow before ...
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It might be a dull day but…

Where were a small group of botanists on a dull, damp and rainy Monday morning? I shall tell you - on a training session at Rainton Meadows  listenin...
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Start of the New Survey Season

For the last few weeks I've been visiting new sites looking at habitat suitability and putting out reptile survey materials. This has all been done wi...
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