The 3 Parishes Community Wildlife Group

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. See the 3 parishes program

We have taken part in the Curlew and Lapwing survey for the past 2 years and intend to carry on with it. See  Survey 2018

The first and second periods of the 2019 survey are complete. Several new sites for Lapwing have been found which is good news. 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 News :  At a very successful meeting last night (March 21st) Leo Smith set off our 2019 Lapwing and Curlew survey. All but 4 of the survey squares were allocated but we would welcome help with those or any other squares. If you weren’t at the meeting but would like to help to find these iconic but seriously declining birds please contact Celia Todd at

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

Polly Smith at