What we do...

We have a full and varied programme with activities throughout the year. These typically include:

  • 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

The Group runs regular practical conservation sessions, 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.

Reports from some previous meetings

Geology of Oxfordshire Watlington by Ch[...]
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Where have all the insects gone.pdf
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Hillforts in the Chilterns Landscape by [...]
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Glowworms, Moths, Lunar Eclipse at Aston[...]
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Earthworms by Dr Dan Carter..pdf
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Work of Earth Trust by Jenny Crease..pdf
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The Magic of Slime Moulds by Prof Mark F[...]
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Wood for the Trees by Richard Fortey..pd[...]
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Next meeting:

Friday 28th February 2020 8pm

'The Holly and the Ivy - Forest Vert'.

A talk about historic forests and chases by Prof John Langton.

Please see the programme page for further details.

Upcoming work party dates:

Tuesday 25th February 10am.

Please email us for locations and more details

Download membership form:

WEG Membership Application.pdf
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