My Wild Winter: Making wild memories to last a lifetime

Posted on 19th December 2014

Despite being the coldest and darkest time of the year, there’s a wonderland of wildlife experiences waiting to be had during the winter months – so wrap up your young ones in preparation for their wildest winter yet!

Grab your gloves, pull on your wellies and immerse yourselves in The Wildlife Trusts’ brrr-illiant route to spending time with nature this Christmas. My Wild Winter is an online wildlife and activity guide jam-packed with ideas and information, complemented by places to go

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Grand designs will boost bugs’ chances

Posted on 19th November 2014

Individual winner Wendy Field

Winners of Wild About Gardens Week competition announced

Three ‘grand designs’ will today be awarded ultimate ‘des-res’ status when ‘Bugingham Palace’, a ‘mini-beast mansion’ and ‘seven story stack’ are announced as the winning entries in a national wildlife gardening competition.

More than 100 schools, groups and gardeners up and down the UK entered the competition as part of this year’s Wild about Gardens Week, throughout which The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society asked people to provide

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Act for Nature The campaign for a Nature and Wellbeing Act

Posted on 3rd November 2014

We need nature – so let’s put it back in our lives, where it belongs

Nature matters to all of us, but we’re losing our wildlife. 60% of our species are in decline as is our own health and wellbeing. The two things are linked – and small policy changes won’t be enough to halt the loss and start the wildlife recovery. That’s why together with the RSPB, our partners and the support of people like you, we’re calling for a

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Harvest Mouse Survey

Posted on 29th October 2014

30th October 2014 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Come joins us looking for these elusive mammals on Bowesfield Nature Reserve

Training provided
Hot drinks and biscuits provided!

Tees Valley,
TS18 3NB

Grid reference
NZ 446 164

Living Waterways App Launched – Testers needed

Posted on 28th October 2014

The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust are looking for people to try out their new Living Water ways app. The app allows you to upload pictures of species of wildlife you see around the Tees Valley and especially on Trust reserves.

Take a photo with you smart phone and upload it via the Living Waterways App along with your details and the information is automatically sent to the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust database including your coordinates. This will give us vital habitat

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October 10th Marine Ecology Workshop 9.30am – 3.00pm

Posted on 7th October 2014

Full day workshop in association with the Yorkshire Naturalists Union.

Join with Paula Lightfoot, experienced marine ecologist, with the Yorkshire Naturalists Union for a day developing identification skills using the rocky shore at Skinningrove and indoors at the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum. No previous knowledge required. Please bring outdoor clothes, wellington boots and a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be available for purchase. Attendees will meet at 9.30am at the Museum for a short briefing before walking down to the shore.

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Dolphins recorded during marine survey

Posted on 3rd September 2014

Dolphins recorded during marine survey
A recent survey provided footage of white-beaked dolphins in the North Sea

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust was delighted to record some video footage of white-beaked dolphins during a marine survey this week, off the coast of Berwickshire.

What began as an uneventful survey 11km off the coast of Berwickshire this August, soon led to an exciting close encounter with a pod of white-beaked dolphins. Martin Kitching of MARINELife who led the survey reported that “seven-white beaked dolphins headed straight

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Leading environmental groups challenge politicians to build a greener Britain

Posted on 1st September 2014

Leading environmental groups challenge politicians to build a greener Britain
A coalition of the UK’s leading environmental groups, including the National Trust, WWF, RSPB, Greenpeace, The Wildlife Trusts and Friends of the Earth, are today calling for all political parties to commit to a greener Britain by 2020 by pledging seven major priorities at the next election to reform the way we use energy, build communities and protect nature.

It is time for every major party to realise that the future of

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Badger vaccination is cost-effective option

Posted on 19th August 2014

New report calls for strategic action from Government

Vaccination schemes are being demonstrated as a practical, cost-effective option in dealing with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in badgers – prompting renewed calls for Government leadership and industry support.

Ahead of the Government’s badger culls starting in Somerset and Gloucestershire for the second year, The Wildlife Trusts are calling for a nationally coordinated, and funded, badger vaccination strategy to be delivered in conjunction with measures to tackle the disease in cattle. The conservation organisation’s badger

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Annual General Meeting 2014

Posted on 1st August 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust will take place at Margrove Heritage Centre on Thursday 25th of September 2014 at 6.00 pm. As well as the formal business of the AGM, there will be presentations on the work and achievements of the Trust, including by its volunteers, over the past year. Light refreshments will be served and all Trust members are welcome to attend.

An agenda for the meeting and the Annual Report and Financial Statements are

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