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Latest news about wildlife issues, what we're doing and how you can get involved…

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  • Drivers urged to slow down to avoid collisions with cattle

    Monday 11th December, 2017

    Cattle on Greenham Common

    The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and West Berkshire Council are calling on drivers to slow down and take extra care when driving at night on Burys Bank Road, Greenham. Since the end of October, three cattle have been injured as a result of collisions

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  • Wild Links app brings nature of West Berkshire to your mobile phone

    Monday 4th December, 2017

    The new Wild Links app, launched by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust this month, brings the beautiful wildlife of West Berkshire onto your mobile phone.

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  • Discovering Nature Together in Thatcham

    Wednesday 29th November, 2017

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is launching its new Discovering Nature Together trails on Monday 18 December at the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham.

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  • December fun at Wildlife Trust’s College Lake nature reserve thanks to The National Lottery

    Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

    #ThanksToYou. On Monday 11 December the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust welcomes National Lottery players to the wonderful College Lake nature reserve for a special guided walk and complementary cream tea.

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  • Tiny creatures and tranquil landscapes in prize-winning photos

    Wednesday 25th October, 2017

    A copper-coloured butterfly on wild carrot flower, a lizard resting among heather and atmospheric woodlands are the prize-winning photographs in the third annual Oxford Festival of Nature Photography Competition. All the photographs were taken on the Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves, and show the beauty of wildlife in close-up as well as the tranquillity of landscapes.

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  • Carrier bag funding helps young nature explorers discover My Wild Neighbourhood

    Monday 23rd October, 2017

    Carrier bag funding from the Southern Co-op is helping families explore nature in My Wild Neighbourhood at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre near Didcot, and the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham.

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  • Bee-friendly in Wild About Gardens Week

    Thursday 19th October, 2017

    Can you imagine a garden without wild bees? The sights and sounds of bumblebees buzzing among pollen-laden anthers in open roses or sipping nectar from foxgloves are so evocative of a happy and friendly garden. Wild About Gardens Week from 23 to 29 October is a perfect time for people to plant up their gardens to give food sources for wild bees and bumblebees this winter and into next summer.

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  • BBOWT honours volunteers’ passion for nature

    Tuesday 17th October, 2017

    BBOWT Lifetime Achievement Awards

    At the Trust’s AGM on Saturday 14 October Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to long-standing volunteers (pictured above). Also receiving awards were three volunteers and four groups of volunteers, all recognised for their outstanding contributions this year.

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  • Natural Capital Committee report on Defra's 25 year plan is a 'breath of fresh air'

    Thursday 5th October, 2017

    NCC Report on Defra 25 year plan

    The Natural Capital Committee (NCC), led by Prof Dieter Helm, who is speaking at the BBOWT Conference on 14 October, has published its views on what the Government's 25 year Environment Plan should contain.

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  • Volunteering with The Wildlife Trusts: A natural health service

    Tuesday 3rd October, 2017

    A new report, The Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Volunteering with The Wildlife Trusts, reveals that volunteering in wild places while being supported by Wildlife Trust staff has a clear impact on people’s health: it makes people feel better, happier and more connected to other people.

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