Who we are & What we do
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.
Annual meetings in 2015 and 2016 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.
Other wildlife activities will be organised by the Group in the coming months. Details will be posted here in due course.
To join the Rea Valley CWG or to get more information, please contact:
Steve Oates, Rea Valley Community Wildlife Group Secretary Email: email@example.com
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Area of Interest
The geographical extent of the Rea Valley CWG’s activities is shown on the map below (please click to enlarge) 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.
Last year we found 12 pairs of curlew but no lapwing, you can read the full report HERE. We need more helpers for this years' survey. Please come along to our Bird Group meeting on 21st March at 7.30pm in Minsterley Parish Hall. Full details HERE. The survey involves...
Interested in wildlife on your doorstep? Then come along to the Annual Meeting of the Rea Valley Community Wildlife Group is on Thursday 16th February 7pm at Minsterley Parish Hall. The evening will feature an entertaining and informative talk from top photographer...
You are invited to a day of inspirational talks about the importance and potential of road verges, hedges and ditches for our county's biodiversity and flood management. The event, organised by the Middle Marches Community Land Trust and sponsored by The Green...
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.
Activities & Achievements
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 view a copy by clicking on the links below: