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  • RESCUING RATTY ON THE RIVER COLN THANKS TO £31,000 FUNDING FROM SITA TRUST

    Tuesday 21st April, 2015

    Life has been rough for the water vole over the past seven decades, according to experts at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. A combination of riverside habitat loss and the degradation and fragmentation of those that remain, along with attacks by American minks that escaped from fur farms and, more recently, the deaths of countless young as a result of summer flooding, has come close to wiping one of our much‐loved native species, known to many as the companionable Ratty in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.

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  • SEVERN POND PROJECT SECURES £50,000 FUNDING

    Wednesday 15th April, 2015

    (c) Richard Burkmar

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is celebrating receiving funding for a new pond restoration and re-creation project in the Severn Vale thanks to funding from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund managed that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.

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  • A-MAZE-ING NEW ATTRACTION NOW OPEN

    Wednesday 1st April, 2015

    This morning Lady Ashcombe (Owner of Sudeley Castle) , Roger Mortlock (CEO of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust) and Mike Dean (Mayor of Tewkesbury) Opened Sudeley Castle's latest attraction ‘Lost in the Willows’, a living willow maze and dipping pond.

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  • DAFFODILS SET TO WOW FOR FIRST DAY OF SPRING

    Friday 20th March, 2015

    The wild daffodils of Gloucestershire are set to WOW visitors this Friday to mark the first day of spring.

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  • Nature: This general election’s missing issue?

    Thursday 19th March, 2015

    (c) Simon Williams

    West Country’s leading nature charities unite to put nature on the agenda The National Trust, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts are calling on people across the West Country to put nature at the heart of debate in the run up to May’s General Election and encourage candidates to support nature.

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  • HELP US FIND THE FOREST'S FROGS

    Monday 16th March, 2015

    (c) Wildstock

    Help us to find the Forest of Dean's hidden ponds and lakes and discover what's in them!

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  • A-MAZE-ING LIVING WILLOW MAZE SET TO OPEN AT SUDELEY CASTLE

    Thursday 12th March, 2015

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Sudeley Castle & Gardens are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new family attraction this April.

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  • APPEAL LAUNCHED TO PROTECT GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S RAREST NATIVE BUTTERFLY

    Thursday 5th March, 2015

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is this week launching an appeal to raise £50,000 to purchase one of the most special nature reserves in the county, Daneway Banks, home to the county’s rarest native butterfly, the large blue.

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  • HELP US CREATE THE CRADLE OF THE COTSWOLDS

    Tuesday 3rd February, 2015

    Greystones Farm nature reserve is a unique site, with a long history of human settlement that has produced a wealth of nationally important heritage features. These include a working organic farm, Scheduled Ancient Monument comprising a major Neolithic causewayed enclosure and iron age multivallate hill fort, a SSSI hay meadow, a river rich in wildlife and a restoration meadow, all set within a sweeping Cotswold landscape.

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  • HELP A TOAD ACROSS THE ROAD

    Friday 30th January, 2015

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is appealing to the county’s animal lovers to volunteer to help a toad to cross the road.

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