The Group’s aims are to:
- undertake survey work to establish the status of key bird and plant species and habitats,
- encourage and enhance local interest in wildlife, and
- actively promote conservation.
There are 3 sub-groups at present covering:
with another covering mammals, reptiles and amphibians ready to be formed.
You can also find us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/groups/UpperClunCommunityWildlifeGroup/
To join our mailing list or to get more information, please contact:
Jacky Harrison (Secretary):
Shropshire SY9 5LL
Tel.: 01588 630 666
The 2022 Annual Report is available by clicking: UCCWG 2022 Annual Report
A summary 2022 report is available by clicking: UCCWG 2022 summary report
Previous reports are also available for download (NB no reports produced for 2021 due to Covid limitations):
The Annual Public Meeting of the Upper Clun Community Wildlife Group will take place on Thursday 23 November at Newcastle Village Hall at 19.30. A main speaker will be announced shortly but reports on the 2023 bird, plant and butterfly surveys will be made and copies...
Upper Clun Curlew results 2022 The Upper Clun Community Wildlife Group Save our Curlews results for 2022 are available by clicking the link above
We started a project in 2018 to find nests, put an electric fence round them to protect the eggs from predators and livestock, and then radio-tag the chicks, to find out how they use the landscape and what happens to them. Not enough young birds fledge to replace the...
- Lapwings, Curlews and other birds
- wetland & wildlife sites
The group also provides nest boxes, as well as running wildlife walks and talks, and social events. Please see below for more information.
Additionally, the Group offers wildlife talks (as part of the Clun & Bishop’s Castle Branch of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust programme). The Group holds a BBQ in August and Social each November, with buffet, to assess the previous year’s survey results, to discuss plans and conservation action for the following year and to elect the Management Committee.
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 simple surveys and how to record the results. Survey work is easy and enjoyable, and members will learn new skills.
Members get periodic mailings about how to get involved, invitations to events, and an Annual Report. Those who provide an email address also regularly get additional information.
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