Squirrel adventures bring curious young minds closer to nature

Posted on 24th November 2015

New series of Pip the Squirrel offers a fun introduction to UK wildlife

The new adventures of a curious red squirrel offer a fun and fact-filled introduction to the natural world for young and curious minds.

Parents and children can learn about and explore the lives of some of the UK’s most charismatic animal species, through a new DVD series and accompanying book, Pip’s Animal Time. Pip introduces viewers and readers to her neighbours, including foxes, hedgehogs, deer, rabbits, otters, badgers and

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Adventurous artist wanted for Undersea Art Award

Posted on 20th November 2015

The search is on for an intrepid artist who would like to take the plunge and seek inspiration beneath the waves. The Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists fund an Undersea Art Award which pays for an established artist to learn to dive and then to work underwater off the UK coast, recording the wildlife of the sea. Applications for the 2016 award are now open! The winning artist will show their marine-inspired art at the SWLA’s exhibition

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Tropical Trust!

Posted on 19th November 2015

As the days get short, dark and chilly, let’s warm ourselves up with a memory from those long, hot, tropical days we enjoyed in May.

Tropical? Well, yes. Our outdoor classroom space, here at Margrove Heritage Centre, became “Margrove Island” for two sunny days in May.

After a long and arduous voyage from Redcar, Year 5&6 pupils from Wheatlands School came ashore to explore the “island” in the manner of Darwin. Their mission: to discover and record the habitats, plants and animals

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The Wildlife Trusts Annual Review

Posted on 30th October 2015

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New Photographic Exhibition Showcasing Coastal Wildflowers

Posted on 27th October 2015

Winners of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Coastal Wildflower photographic competition were announced at an awards ceremony and exhibition launch on Sunday 25th of October. The exhibition is the culmination of a summer project run by the Wildlife Trust and Funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery fund which encouraged people to connect with the amazing diversity of coastal wildflowers along the Cleveland Coast through photography.
The winners of the four competition categories and other wildflower photographs will be

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Wild About Gardens Week

Posted on 27th October 2015

For more information about Hedgehogs and Wild about Gardens Week click here.

Putting nature at the heart of plans for farming and for water

Posted on 16th September 2015

Environment sector sets out visions for farming and for water in two influential publications

Voluntary organisations have come together to produce ambitious visions for England’s farmland and the country’s water. Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) – a coalition of 46 voluntary organisations – has produced two significant publications. Farming fit for the Future and Water Matters put restoration of the natural environment at the heart of plans for the future management of farmland, rivers, lakes and wetlands in England.

Link’s Director, Dr

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Felicity Fox runs Great North Run

Posted on 10th September 2015

Our Volunteer Office Matt is running the Great North Run on Sunday 13th September to raise funds for the Trust.

To support follow  the options below:

For Mat to do it in the Felicity outfit : Text FOXY13 followed by £1 / £2 / £5 / £10
For Jenny to have to do the equivalent in the gym: Text JENS13 followed by £1 / £2 / £5 / £10
For Mat to have to do the full marathon equivalent: Text MATS26 followed by £1

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Annual General Meeting 2015

Posted on 28th August 2015

Margrove Heritage Centre
6 – 7pm on Thursday 24th September 2015

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. The meeting will be held at the Margrove Heritage Centre and will include a presentation on the Trust’s work during the past year.


5.30pm – Arrival (with light refreshments)

6.00pm – Annual General Meeting

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the AGM held 25th September 2014
3. Presentation of the Annual Report & Accounts
4. Elections to the Council of

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Environmental groups call on the Prime Minister to intervene as ten green policies are scrapped

Posted on 31st July 2015


Stephanie Hibourne, OBE, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts said
“This list of recent policy reversals is shocking, and shows disregard for the health and wellbeing of current and future generations, as well as for the environment we all depend on. The Prime Minister should reset the government’s path as a matter of urgency, by reinstating these policies and bringing in truly visionary legislation like a Nature and Wellbeing Act.”

The letter and full press release can be downloaded below;

PM letter PM

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