Talk of the Trent

Discover more about the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme. Our blog posts are written by members of the Transforming the Trent Valley Team, scheme partners and volunteers.

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Latest Posts

Protecting your Local Environment – A Guide to our Resource Pack

12th April 2021 by admin

Spotting wildlife – birds, butterflies or even plants – is something we all find a little joy in doing. But what if finding and snapshotting the species we see could have a big impact on how our environment is treated? Well, it does. Our upcoming wildlife resource pack tells you how to identify a variety of species from a Brown Hare to an Emperor Dragonfly, and how best to help them thrive in the Trent Valley area, and we are offering it to you for use in the Trent Valley for free!

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I’ve seen some interesting wildlife – what should I do next?

30th March 2021 by admin

How many times have you been out on a walk and seen an interesting animal, bird or plant, and managed to take a half-decent picture on your phone? You bring it home, do a bit of research and see that you’ve spotted quite a rare species for your area! Then what do you do? You probably tell your family and friends, but who else wants to know?

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A Home Front Mystery

29th March 2021 by admin

They’re not in the books. I can’t find anything about them on the internet. No-one who should know, appears to know. It’s eighty-one years old, weighs tons (I mean literally weighs tons) and is bullet proof. Say hello to the “Type-Unknown” Pillbox. You see, I’m a pillbox nerd. Since being taken into an air raid […]

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A morning birding at Croxall Lakes Nature Reserve

13th March 2021 by admin

Our Wildlife Recording Volunteers are an enthusiastic bunch, using their local nature reserves for daily exercise and letting us know what they see. One of our group visited Croxall Lakes recently, a Staffordshire Wildlife Trust reserve, and despite the weather, had a successful morning birding!

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Postcards from the Riverbank

1st February 2021 by admin

To connect our communities during this strange socially distanced time, the Tales from the Riverbank project wants to bring everyone together to share their childhood stories of play and fun along the riverbank.

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Make a seasonal Frosted Leaf Jar

1st December 2020 by admin

Get creative by using textures from nature to create a seasonal frosted jar.

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Make a seasonal Robin Lantern

1st December 2020 by admin

Make a seasonal illuminated lantern, perfect for bringing some colour and light to our winter days.

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WildChild Blog: A Sunny Afternoon.

26th August 2020 by admin

On Wednesday 26th August our Wildfamilies session once again returned to the Washlands and it was a glorious day!

Last time we explored the Washlands the weather was wild, this week we had blue skies, and sunshine. Not exactly what was expected, so always be ready to swap the hood for shades.

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WildChild Blog: It’s Good to be Back!

21st August 2020 by admin

Last Friday was the first session back for our Wildchild events and we had an amazing time!

As you may have seen from my previous blog posts, I’ve been very busy creating resources for families to enjoy during lockdown. I have really enjoyed making how to sheets and trying new crafts. Now I am really happy to be able to set up sessions for families to once again enjoy the outdoors safely.

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Let’s make a Pom-Pom Swan.

10th August 2020 by admin

Last week I was able to visit the Trent Valley landscape, for the first time since lockdown and I wandered round the Washlands. While I walked I spotted the amazing Burton Swans art work being installed in different places. There really are wonderful pieces to look out for.

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