A recent moth trapping session by Basildon Natural History Society at Essex Wildlife Trust's Marks Hill Nature Reserve uncovered two new species for the reserve, including one which had been searched for since 2009!
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed the first record of the invasive Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, on the UK mainland.
A recent study has suggested that excercising out of doors delivers £2.2bn of health benefits to adults in England each year.
The Essex River Wardens grabbed the runners up spot in the Natural Environment Category at the Living Waterways Awards for 2016, a fantastic achievement for a project that has only been established for a short while.
The UK State of Nature Report 2016 has been published, and highlights the urgent need to act now to preserve the future of our wildlife. Written by a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife charities and research organisations, including The Wildlife Trusts, the report assesses the status of wildlife in the UK at land and sea. It shows more clearly than ever before that nature is in serious decline across the UK. Over the last 50 years, 56% of species have declined, while 15% are at risk of disappearing from our shores altogether.