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.

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 https://www.watlingtonclimateaction.org.uk/green-plans 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.

WORKING TO IMPROVE WATLINGTON'S ENVIRONMENT SINCE 1999

Join us and get involved in your local environment.

Next meeting:

'Plants on your Doorstep' walks.

Saturday 28th May tbc - details will be circulated to all members.

Upcoming work party dates:

Our regular conservation work focussed of the Chalk Pits Local Nature Reserve and Watlington Watercourses continues.

The annual Himalayan Balsam pulling season will comence soon...

Please email us for further information.

Toad Patrol:

This year's Toad Patrol will commence in February.

Please email if you would like to take part.

Download membership form:

Membership Form - 2021.pdf
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