Talks, Walks, Visits & Practical Conservation Work

Encouraging and helping people to learn about and care for the environment in and around Watlington

What we do...

  • Meetings with speakers on diverse environmental and natural history subjects, providing a forum for education and discussion
  • Visits to nature reserves, local farms and other sites of interest
  • Walks in the area highlighting features of the local environment and landscape as well as the flora and fauna
  • Training members in practical conservation and survey work
  • Practical conservation and survey work in the parish
  • Offering informal advice on wildlife matters
  • Publicising our activities and informing our members through regular newsletters and this website

We run regular practical conservation work parties looking after the Watlington Chalk Pits Local Nature Reserve, Watlington Hill and other local sites.

In 2013 we began a project to study the interesting and complex Watercourses of the parish. This has developed into a substantial project with monitoring, surveying, historic study and, working with various partners, practical work to improve the water quality of the local brooks. See the separate Watercourses Project page for more.

In 2020 we established a Toad Patrol at a local toad migration site to help the toads cross a road to their breeding pond.

Our members are actively recording wildlife in their gardens and on walks around Watlington using the iRecord application to capture wildlife sitings for our Local Environmental Record Centre.

To download our bird species recordings to August 2023, please click here.

We are presently working with Watlington Climate Action Group (WCAG) and others to create a Green Plan for Watlington to fight climate change and encourage biodiversity. Visit for more information.

Membership is open to all and costs £8.50 per year for an adult and £3.00 for a child for which you get regular newsletters plus free admission to our events. To join, download an application form from this site, come to one of our meetings, pick up a membership leaflet at local venues, or email us. Most of our activities are also open to non-members.


Join us and get involved in your local environment.

Next meeting:

Standing Up For Trees by Janet Widdows

Friday 26th July, 7pm

St Leonard's Church, Watlington

Upcoming work party dates:

Our regular conservation work is ongoing at the Chalk Pits Local Nature Reserve and on the Watlington Watercourses.


Please email for further information.

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