Rea Valley WIldlife Group
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Who we are & What we do

About us

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.

The group is organised by a committee, some information on the different committee members can be found using the link below.

RVCWG Committee Member Bios


RVCWG have a well established Bird Group and Plant Group. Both involve local people making decisions about what they should do, but the Bird Group  carry out a survey of Curlew, Lapwing, swifts, and perhaps other birds as well.

Contact Us

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

Steve Oates, Rea Valley Community Wildlife Group Secretary Email: reavalleycwg@gmail.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.

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Minsterley Meadows Appeal

Minsterley Meadows is a c.13 acre SSSI on the edge of Minsterley, near Shrewsbury. The site is protected for its biodiverse meadow grassland, particularly for its significant population of Green Winged Orchids. Now an exciting community-led campaign is in progress to purchase the site and protect it for decades to come!

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Get involved with our bird survey!

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...

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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

Annual Reports

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:

iRecord Reports

RVCWG plan to issue quarterly reports from our iRecord group, showcasing what species are being recorded locally. Results from these reports will hopefully feed into further survey efforts as we seek to fill gaps and target groups.