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.

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

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  Survey 2018

The  2019 survey is 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 :  A 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. 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