A Nathusius’ pipistrelle which had been ringed in Latvia was caught by members of Essex Bat Group (EBG) at Chigborough Lakes on Friday, 1st September. The bat was ringed at Riga, Latvia (on the Baltic coast) on 23rd August 2016.
Visitors to our partner organisation RHS Hyde Hall found an unusual looking caterpillar recently, which turned out to be a first sighting for Essex in 150 years!
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has published its UK Biodiversity Indicators for 2017.
Orchards East is an exciting new HLF funded project to survey orchards in the East of England region. Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre is working with other records centres in the region to map and survey known orchard sites as part of this three year project.
Buglife, the invertebrate conservation charity, has recently published new guidance for local authorities on producing a ‘Local Pollinator Action Plan’. Pollinators are essential components of a healthy environment and play a vital role in food production. This guidance aims to encourage Local Authorities to develop a local action plan to ensure the needs of pollinators are taken care of both now and into the future.