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  • Go Toads! Community Project set for success after receiving a Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage grant of £9,800

    Friday 12th February, 2016

    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire Amphibian & Reptile Team and St Michaels’s CE Primary School have received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage1 grant to help save toads around Bodenham. The project aims to involve communities around Bodenham Lake to protect the local population of this often overlooked species.

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  • Wassail!

    Tuesday 2nd February, 2016

    Over 100 people joined us for our Wassail at Lower House Farm in January

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  • Tony Juniper becomes President of The Wildlife Trusts

    Wednesday 23rd December, 2015

    Tony Juniper - campaigner, writer and well-known environmentalist – has been appointed President of The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Exclusive Jewellery collection inspired by Herefordshire’s wildlife to raise funds for preserving the county’s landscapes

    Friday 11th December, 2015

    The county’s largest conservation charity, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, has teamed up with Hereford-based jewellery Designers Henryka Amber & Silver to launch a collection of wildlife inspired jewellery.

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  • Bromyard Downs Project Winter Newsletter out today!

    Friday 27th November, 2015

    The autumn has been incredibly mild giving us a beautiful display of reds, oranges, yellows and browns as the trees slowly shed their leaves and move into their sleepy winter state. The dormice, hedgehogs and other hibernating creatures have been bedding down and we have been busy with volunteers clearing scrub, establishing glades and working with the local schools to encourage learning on the Downs.

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  • Mysterious muddy craters signal new start for pond life

    Friday 27th November, 2015

    A number of large muddy holes have appeared on commons and in woods around North East Herefordshire over the last couple of months, some up to twenty foot across. While one local resident commented that “it looks like a meteorite has hit” these holes are actually the first step to recreating a part of the landscape’s history and will in time become havens for wildlife.

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  • Fabulous fungi are springing up around the county

    Tuesday 24th November, 2015

    While this autumn has been surprisingly mild, it has proved perfect for some species of fungi around the county.

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  • Herefordshire Wildlife Trust aims to make ‘Every Child Wild’ in response to new national poll

    Monday 16th November, 2015

    A recently released UK poll which investigates how today’s young people experience nature suggests that a generation of children is growing up disconnected from nature, with just one in ten ever playing in wild places.

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  • Growing a Community: revitalising green spaces in Hereford

    Tuesday 3rd November, 2015

    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s WildPlay programme has launched a new project: ‘Grow your own Community’ to bring life to green spaces in Hunderton. The aim is simply to get more people, of all ages, enjoying themselves outdoors and making the most of some previously neglected communal spaces.

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  • Queenswood and Bodenham Lake transfer near completion

    Thursday 22nd October, 2015

    Queenswood Autumn Festival, 3rd October 2015.  Photo copyright of Billie Charity

    Local charities Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and New Leaf Ltd anticipate that Herefordshire Council will hand over Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake nature reserve to them by Christmas.

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