Join the Essex Wildlife Trust Survey Team

Essex Wildlife Trust runs a number of surveys and training courses throughout the year. We are looking for volunteers to become part of our survey team and help us with our Living Landscape surveys. If you would like to find out more about our surveys, or to book a training course please contact us. For survey forms and other important information please see our online Survey Toolkit.

For details of upcoming courses please contact us on 01621 862960 or visit our events page.

PondNet Spawn Survey 2017

PondNet Spawn Survey 2017

Our partner organisation the Freshwater Habitats Trust is asking volunteers to record sightings of frog and toad spawn in Essex using a simple recording form and online guide, as part of their PondNet survey programme.


Take part in our Hedgehog Survey

Hedgehog. Photo: Tom Marshall

The hedgehog, scientific name Erinaceus europaeus, is an instantly recognisable mammal, but there is growing concern that hedgehog populations are declining nationally. Help us to monitor the distribution of hedgehogs in Essex by reporting sightings of hedgehogs in your garden, or in your local area. 

Click here to find out more and report your sightings!


Essex Wildlife Trust training courses

Essex Wildlife Trust run a number of adult education courses that are open to both Trust members and non-members. These include courses on species identification, biological recording, wildlife management and arts and crafts. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! Please see the EWT events pages to find out what courses are available (this links to our main EWT website). More information about River and Coastal Wardens can be found on the Essex Rivers Hub.

For more details or to book a place on our EWT Adult Courses please contact the Abbotts Hall Farm admin team on 01621 862960 or by emailing