Make a Bird Box Workshop – 1 March
We had fun making bird boxes last year, so we’re making more this year! See our Future Events page for more details.
Bird Group Meeting, 10 March
Help keep track of curlew – and other species – numbers in our area. See the Future Events page for more details.
Stepping Stones Project – March Field Trips
This project closely links to us, not least in that they are providing funding to us (as well as other local wildlife groups). They have arrange a series of field trips in March. For more details, see our Future Events page.
The Group’s Aims & Objectives
The Camlad Valley Community Wildlife Group was set up to help local people help local wildlife. The group provides a chance to learn and get that little bit closer to some our most fascinating plants and animals. Participating in the group provides an opportunity to find out about the distinctive wildlife of the Camlad Valley and the area surrounding Corndon Hill and to share your local wildlife knowledge. You will receive free expert training and a chance to engage in local opportunities to perform valuable conservation work and have fun at the same time.
An annual report is issued each year, summarising the activities and accomplishments of the past twelve months and laying out plans for the forthcoming period. You can read our reports here.
Alongside other local wildlife groups, we participate in an annual survey of Curlew and Lapwing, and there are projects to protect and enhance diversity of the local flora.
Read about our future events here.
To read about our past events, click here.
Area of Interest
The geographical extent of the Camlad Valley CWG’s activities is shown on the map below, expressed in terms of tetrads (the 2 km x 2 km squares used in surveying many types of wildlife). The area includes Churchstoke, Hyssington, Priest Weston and Chirbury, so lies partly in England and partly in Wales. As a result, we have ties not only with the other Shropshire Wildlife Groups but also Powys-based bodies such as the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust.
Anyone who lives or works in the area, or has an interest in its wildlife, and who wants to actively contribute to local knowledge and conservation, is welcome. Membership is free.
Enthusiasm and interest in the area are far more important than specialist knowledge. Group members are assisted by experts in the relevant fields: they provide training to anyone who wants it on such topics as species identification, how to carry out a simple surveys and how to record the results. Survey work is easy and enjoyable, and members will learn new skills.
To join the Camlad Valley CWG or to get more information, please contact: