Rea Valley Community Wildlife Group

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Can you help with Pied Flycatcher (and other birds) nest box monitoring? For information, see here.

Barn Owl Nest Boxes Available. Help Barn Owls in the Rea Valley area – free nest boxes available for areas with suitable habitat.  Click here for a descriptive poster.  Barn Owl observations needed too!

Aims & Objectives

The Rea 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 will provide an opportunity to find out about the distinctive wildlife of the Rea Valley and the surrounding area, 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.

A 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 download a copy by clicking on the links below:

Annual meetings in 2015 and 2016 have generated a lot of interest and both a Bird Group and a Plant Group are now established. Both will involve local people making decisions about what they should do, but the Bird Group will carry out a survey of Curlew and Lapwing, and perhaps other birds as well.

Click below to download more information on each of the interest areas:

Other wildlife activities will be organised by the Group in the coming months. Details will be posted here in due course.

Area of Interest

The geographical extent of the Rea Valley CWG’s activities is shown on the map below, expressed in terms of tetrads (2km x 2 km squares used in surveying many types of wildlife).  The area includes Pontesbury, Minsterley, the Stiperstones and the Hope Valley.

RVCWG survey area-1Membership

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.

More Information

To join the Rea Valley CWG or to get more information, please contact:

Joe Penfold
Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme
3, Shepherds Yard
Chirbury
Shropshire SY15 6BH

Tel: 01938 561 741
Email: Joe.Penfold@shropshire.gov.uk


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