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  • Aerial view of seal pup birth at South Walney Nature Reserve

    Friday 25th November, 2016

    Grey seal born at South Walney Nature Reserve November 2016

    Thanks to the latest drone technology, staff at Cumbria Wildlife Trust are able to monitor the grey seal colony at South Walney Nature Reserve, located on Walney Island which lies just off the south-west coast of Cumbria, more effectively but yesterday there was a special treat in store for them.

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  • Visitors at South Walney Wading Bird Festival get creative

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    Turnstone by Keith Grafton, photography competition winner at Walney Wader Fest

    This great image of a turnstone - a wading bird that can be found flipping over stones on our gravel beaches - was captured by Keith Grafton at the Walney Wader Festival recently. It brought him first prize in the photography competition, one of the highlights of the two-day festival at South Walney Nature Reserve.

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  • First grey seal breeding colony in the North West of England?

    Thursday 3rd November, 2016

    Second grey seal pup spotted at Cumbrian reserve

    A second grey seal pup has been born at South Walney Nature Reserve in Cumbria. Could we be seeing the establishment of the first grey seal breeding colony in the North West of England?

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  • Wading bird festival to take place at South Walney Nature Reserve

    Friday 21st October, 2016

    Sanderling by Neil Aldridge

    Whether you want to try your hand at wildlife painting or photography, learn about Cumbria’s grey seals or hone your wading bird ID skills – there is something for everyone at the first ever Walney Wader Festival.

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  • First seal pup of the year at South Walney Nature Reserve

    Wednesday 12th October, 2016

    This year's first seal pup on South Walney

    For the second year running, a grey seal pup has been born at South Walney Nature Reserve, on Walney Island.

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  • Let's secure the missing links in our Marine Conservation Zone network

    Friday 30th September, 2016

    Brittlestars. Photo: Paul Naylor

    The Irish Sea’s muddy miracles are a vital link in the chain for a network of protected wildlife habitats around the UK according to a new report.

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  • Calling all artists: The waste beneath our waves

    Thursday 22nd September, 2016

    Litter pick. Photo: Steve Dee

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust is inviting artists and members of the public to get involved with The Waste Beneath our Waves, an innovative exhibition of sculptures built from marine litter.

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  • Join a guided walk of the sand dunes at Lytham St Anne's

    Sunday 18th September, 2016

    Sand dunes at Lytham St Anne's

    There are over a dozen weekend guided walks along the sand dunes at Lytham St Anne's Local Nature Reserve from October 2016 through to summer 2017. Passionate and informative volunteers will help people to discover the wonders of this Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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  • Seal cam goes live!

    Tuesday 13th September, 2016

    Seals at South Walney. Photo: Lindsey Dickings/NW Evening News

    A new live-action camera has been installed at one of Cumbria’s most spectacular nature reserves, enabling the public to observe the much-loved grey seal at close quarters.

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  • All you need is mud

    Thursday 2nd June, 2016

    #MarineMudness. Photo: Kirsten Carter

    Campaigners are using dirty tactics to raise the profile of our misunderstood Irish Sea.

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