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.
To join our mailing list or to get more information, please contact:
Jacky Harrison (Secretary):
Shropshire SY9 5LL
Tel.: 01588 630 666
Previous reports are also available for download:
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...
The Curlews are just beginning to return to our area. If you see or hear any, any time between now and August, we’d like to know, please. This will help us locate breeding pairs, so we can find the nests to fence and protect them, and monitor the outcomes. WANTED...
2020 UCCWG Report 2020 UCCWG Short report
- 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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