- Learn something new: The local conservation charity is running several online courses over half term, including bitesize bird ID, understanding woodlands in winter and a beginner’s guide to bees. There is something for everyone and they can all be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Book your place today at www.essexwt.org.uk/whats-on and learn something new about the wonderful wildlife that calls our county home.
- Watch wildlife: Get a view like no other on an Essex Wildlife Trust live wildlife webcam. Right now, you can witness a pair of barn owls snuggling up on the charity’s barn owl webcam as well as snuffling badgers who are beginning to venture out of their sett in search of food. You can view the exciting webcams on their website: www.essexwt.org.uk/wildlife-webcams.
- Get hands on: Find out how Essex Wildlife Trust protects wildlife and wild places in Essex, enable wildlife to thrive where you live and get inspired by all of the fantastic nature we have in Essex on the conservation charity’s YouTube page. There are hundreds of videos to watch and loads of activities to enjoy, find one to try on their YouTube channel www.youtube.com/essexwildlife.
Competition time: Calling all children who love to use their imagination and get creative, you could design a treehouse that is brought to life at Essex Wildlife Trust’s Thameside or Langdon Nature Discovery Parks! Neighbourhood Watch and Co-op Insurance want children up to the age of 16 to design their very own The Croods 2: A New Age inspired treehouse for a Trust location. Visit co-opinsurance.co.uk/croods2 for details on how to enter.
- Explore nature on the go: Get the most out of your daily walk by plugging in your earphones to enjoy Essex Wildlife Trust’s brand-new podcast: The Wildlife Explorer. In this month’s episode, the conservation charity is talking all about birds. Join them on a journey to the coast to discuss wading birds, understand dabbling and diving ducks, explore the difference between crows, rooks and ravens and get some top tips for feeding garden birds. Search for The Wildlife Explorer on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Anchor.