The 3 Parishes Community Wildlife Group

IMPORTANT INFORMATION… All indoor meetings until July are CANCELLED. 

The Lapwing and Curlew survey is still going ahead with all communication by email or post. If you would like to take part please email or phone 01691 652181 and Celia will send you all the information you need.


PLEASE NOTE – due to  coronovirus the meeting due to be held on Thursday, March 19th has been cancelled. An email will be sent to all people on the email list of the 3 parishes group explaining how you can still take part in the Lapwing/Curlew survey. If you think your email address may not be on that list but you would like to take part please email Celia at or phone 01691 652181 and she will send you details of what to do.

The 3 Parishes Community Wildlife Group covers the parishes of  Gobowen & Selattyn, Weston Rhyn and St. Martins.  It was formed in late 2016 to provide a forum for people living in the parishes to meet, learn and contribute to local wild life conservation.


The group meets monthly, rotating between venues in the 3 parishes, to hear speakers talking on subjects of wildlife interest.

Program for 2020

Jan 16th  35 years in Conservation at Chirk Castle,   Carl Green           WR

Feb 20th Finding and Photographing Wildlife           Celia Todd           SM

Mar 19th   Lapwing and Curlew Survey                       Leo Smith            GOB  CANCELLED

Apr 16th     Geo Diversity in the 3 Parishes                    Maggie Smith      SM

May 21st    Otters                                                                 Stuart Edmunds  WR

Jun 18th   Visit to Prees Heath Nature Reserve

Jul 16th     Visit to Chirk Castle Estate

Sep 17th     Ancient Trees& Offas Dyke Hunt                Rob McBride        SM

Oct 15th      Gardening for and with Wildlife                 Malc Mollard       WR

Nov 19th     AGM and Wildlife of the Kalahari              Celia Todd            GOB

WR= Moreton Hall School Science Block: SM= St. Martins Centre: GOB= The Pavilion, St. Martins Road, Gobowen

We have taken part in the Curlew and Lapwing survey for the past 3 years and intend to carry on with it. See  The  2019 survey is complete.

See 3P survey report 2019.

The picture below was taken just outside the 3 parishes over the Welsh border, but good to see a Lapwing with her chick.

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It is also hoped that we can do other surveys in the future.

Breaking NewsA meeting will be held on March 19th 2020 when Leo Smith will report on the results of the 2019 survey. We will also be allocating squares for the 2020 survey.  See above! If you would like to take part but can’t make the March meeting please contact Celia Todd at

To join the 3 parishes CWG or for more information please contact

Polly Smith at