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  • Top Surrey Companies Enjoy Wild Christmas Charity Do!

    Thursday 14th December, 2017

    Employees enjoy a wild Christmas do! Photo: Marcus Wehrle

    Chopping back trees, burning scrub and toasting marshmallows – office workers from some of Surrey’s biggest companies got stuck into a wild Christmas do with a difference, organised by Surrey Wildlife Trust.

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  • Hedgerow Heroes Get Off To Flying Start!

    Thursday 14th December, 2017

    Teenagers from Tormead School have a go at hedgelaying.

    Armed with billhooks, spades and loppers, Hedgerow Heroes are on a mission – to save Surrey’s hedgerows! From Guildford to Reigate, Warlingham to Leatherhead, volunteers have been getting stuck in to planting and restoring hedges.

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  • Rare Birds Flock to Surrey Thanks to Trust's Conservation Work

    Monday 4th December, 2017

    Dartford warbler - Paul Roberts

    Some of Surrey’s rarest birds have been given a major boost following years of work by Surrey Wildlife Trust to improve their precious habitats. Populations of nightjars, Dartford warblers and woodlarks have all seen significant increases in recent species surveys.

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  • New Hedgerow Heroes Campaign Wins Huge Support

    Thursday 23rd November, 2017

    Hedgerow Heroes inspect a hedge laid by the Surrey Hedgelaying Group

    The ancient art of hedge-laying was the focus at the official launch of Surrey Wildlife Trust’s new Hedgerow Heroes project, aimed at conserving and restoring this vital wildlife habitat. Farmers, local councils, land managers, countryside groups and volunteers joined the Trust on a farm near Dorking to support the campaign to save the county’s precious hedgerow network.

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  • Helping Save Dormice with a Special Brew!

    Monday 20th November, 2017

    Saving dormice with a special brew!

    An exciting new ale with a ‘nutty biscuit’ flavour is being brewed in Surrey – and drinking it may help conserve one of Surrey’s best loved mammals. ‘Dormouse Beer’ will soon be available in pubs across the county and sales will help Surrey Wildlife Trust protect the threatened hazel dormouse species.

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  • We're Dreaming of a Wild Christmas!

    Tuesday 14th November, 2017

    Pine and Dine

    With fantastic wild gift ideas, stunning greetings cards, nature calendars, gift vouchers and even a woodland Santa’s grotto - Surrey Wildlife Trust has got Christmas all wrapped up!

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  • Surrey is a Spooky Spider Halloween Hotspot!

    Tuesday 24th October, 2017

    Surrey's Spiders

    Ghosts, witches, bats and beasties – Halloween wouldn’t be quite so spooky without them! But did you know that Surrey is a hotspot for spectacularly scary spiders?

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  • Remember Remember Hedgehogs this November!

    Monday 16th October, 2017

    Hedgehog - Tom Marshall

    With fireworks night on the horizon, Surrey Wildlife Trust is appealing to all bonfire builders to think about hibernating hedgehogs when constructing and lighting their wood piles.

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  • Environment Secretary Pledges to Protect Funding for Wildlife in Surrey

    Tuesday 10th October, 2017

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove pulled on his wellies and headed out onto his constituency home turf of Chobham Common National Nature Reserve to hear about the vital work of Surrey Wildlife Trust and its concerns for future funding and development in the area.

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  • Surrey’s Wildest Gardeners Revealed!

    Tuesday 3rd October, 2017

    Wildlife Garden Award winners 2017

    Bee hives, compost heaps, hedgehog hotels and even patches of nettles – just some of the wildlife-friendly features that impressed the judges of Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Garden Awards 2017. There were nearly 150 entries this year and almost half achieved the top gold award standard.

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