For over 50 years Low Barns has provided a place where people can connect with nature.
Today, perhaps more than ever, we recognise how important that connection is.
The natural world is good for the body and good for the soul, but the opportunity to experience and enjoy wildlife is something that we all find harder to fit into our busy modern lives. Children and young people in particular are losing their connection with nature, with wildlife not only lost from the school curriculum but from everyday language – kingfishers are no longer thought to deserve a place in the Oxford Junior Dictionary.
Durham Wildlife Trust wants to make sure that Low Barns Nature Reserve not only continues to provide a place to connect with nature, but provides an even better place for children and adults to be inspired by the natural world.
To do that we need your support to make sure Low Barns Nature Reserve and Visitors centre is ready for the next 50 years. By improving the facilities on offer the Trust can attract a new audience and help to reconnect society with nature, ensuring a wilder future for us all.