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The wonderful world of wood pasture and parkland

Oak with large limb loss Moccas Park reduced size - MG

Wood Pasture and and Parkland is one of our most important habitats but it is one we are only beginning to understand. As a part of the Wood Pasture and Parkland Network (WPPN) we have made a series of videos to shine a light on this forgotten habitat. The WPPN, is a new national network …

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Day in the life of a water vole surveyor

Water vole with blackberry resized by Ian Schofield Shutterstock

Water voles hold the unfortunate title of being the UK’s fastest declining mammal. Once a common and widespread species in Britain, a recent report has revealed an estimated 30% decline in water vole distribution across England and Wales between 2006 – 2015. However, there is some evidence that conservation work, including strategic habitat restoration and …

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The Great Stag Beetle Hunt

Male stag beetle on finger by Andrew Henty

Gentle Giants Stag beetles are Britain’s largest land beetle with males reaching up to 7.5 cm in size. They are also one of the most spectacular looking insects, with a males’ huge mandibles (antler-like jaws) making them easy to spot! Despite their appearance, stag beetles are harmless, and from mid-to-late-May are more likely to be …

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Help us tell the Government how to protect our wildlife before it’s too late

Aerial panorama over green crops in patchwork pasture farmland

We need your help Please respond to this Government consultation to help shape the future of our countryside and ensure there’s a better deal for our wildlife. We need a farming system that both grows our food and looks after our environment. Just as we depend on the UK’s farmland for much of the food …

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Charity shop news

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Would you like to shop for your Spring/Summer 2018 wardrobe while supporting the work we do? Our charity shop in Egham, Surrey has been doing a roaring trade in vintage summer clothes now the weather is getting warmer! It is also the perfect place to donate clothes and bric-a-brac to if you are having a …

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Spring has sprung!

Close up blossom (Photo credit: E Thomas)

The water vole survey is starting this week, records are coming in from across the country to the BIG hedgehog map and the first dormouse checks are under way. Spring might have been slow to start this year but it has definitely sprung now!  So what are the favourite signs of spring from staff here at …

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Calling all water vole enthusiasts!

water vole credit 'Iain Green  www.wildwonder.co.uk_square3

National Water Vole Monitoring Programme starts 15 April 2018. We are calling on all wildlife enthusiasts to help monitor signs of the UK’s disappearing water voles as part of our annual National Water Vole Monitoring Programme. Affectionately portrayed as Ratty in childhood favourite Wind in the Willows, water voles were once a common sight along …

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Press Release: Charity appeals to public to survey endangered water voles

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National Water Vole Monitoring Programme starts 15 April 2018   People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling on all wildlife enthusiasts to help monitor signs of the UK’s disappearing water voles as part of its annual National Water Vole Monitoring Programme.   Affectionately portrayed as Ratty in childhood favourite Wind in the Willows, water …

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Unicorn reintroduction

unicorn (photo credit: Rob Boudon

Iconic British unicorns reintroduced into secluded nature reserve on the Isle of Wight We are proud to unveil our new project – reintroducing unicorns (Equus monoceros) into Briddlesford Wood on the Isle of Wight and the Shetland Isles, as part of our ongoing conservation efforts to reintroduce endangered species back to the UK. Once a …

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I-Spy, with my mammal eye…

Pine marten by Bill Cuthbert cropped

Help us spot Britain’s mammals We’re calling for volunteers to take part in our Living with Mammals survey and to record the wild mammals they see. You can help by choosing a green space, such as a garden, allotment or park, and observing it each week between Monday 26th March and Sunday 24th June 2018. …

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New report points to 30% decline in water vole distribution

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National treasure ‘Ratty’ needs urgent help to survive A new analysis of data collected over ten years by a network of experts led by The Wildlife Trusts and supported by People’s Trust for Endangered Species has revealed that water vole distribution has declined dramatically. There has been a 30% decline in the places where these …

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Rough Hill Orchard Update

Rough Hill in the sun Feb 18 500x500

Winter might look like a quiet time for orchards but it is a busy season for orchard management. Laura Bower, Conservation Officer, gives us an update on Rough Hill and the work to convert this once neglected orchard into a wildlife haven. Since we were last at Rough Hill, it has been flailed and looks …

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