Upper Onny Wildlife Group
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About us

The Upper Onny Wildlife Group formed in 2003 to work within the local community to find out more about local populations of Lapwing, Curlew, Skylark and other wildlife and to help in their conservation. Since 2003, we have extended our recording activities to encompass plants and other groups.

We cover a total area of about 126 square kilometres, between the Long Mynd and the Welsh Border (from just north of Bridges, Pennerley and Shelve, as far south as Horderley and Bishop’s Castle), including the parishes of Ratlinghope, Wentnor, Norbury, Myndtown, More and Lydham. 

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If you want any further information about events, or about the Group, or have information about the species that are found in the area, please contact:

Richard Keymer (Chairman) via the UOWG  email UOWG@shropscwgs.org.uk

Breaking news

Bird Survey Results 2023

Bird Survey Results 2023 The whole area (31.5 tetrads) was surveyed in 2023. Distribution maps can be found below - Curlew - all records, all surveys 2023 Curlew - territories, all surveys and records 2023 Kestrel 2023 Cuckoo 2023 A chart showing the decline of Curlew...

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What we do


Bird Group

Survey the local area for lapwing, curlew and other target bird species

Plant Group

Wildflower walks, surveys and recording of plants on road verges

Invasive plants

Survey the Rivers East and West Onny for two species of invasive exotic plants


Take a look at some of the beautiful things we see while we’re out


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The Upper Onny Community Wildlife Group received financial support from the Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The lead organisation for the Scheme is the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership, and the Scheme is hosted by Shropshire Council. Please see www.stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk