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Enjoy it!

The wildlife walks on this website are also available as a book and as apps for the iPhone and iPad – they show you the walk route on satellite maps and, as you go round, you can pull up directions and wildlife notes.

Here you will also find details of more than 250 wild places in Essex and east London for you to visit. Click here for a map with links to wild places in different parts of Essex and east London. All this is also available in book form – Explore Wild Essex – plus additional information including detailed maps of each site. For details click here.

Look after it!

Everyone with a garden or even just a window box can make a difference for wildlife. For ideas on what you can do click here. For lists of plants that are valuable for wildlife, click below:

Learn about it!

Essex has more wildlife than most people think, including many who live in Essex.

The descriptions of wild places mention some of the species you are likely to see there – click the links for more detail. If you want to look up a particular species, type its name (or part of it) into the search box above and click Go! If you want to just browse information about wildlife, start here.


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