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. 

More information

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

Annual Bird Survey – 2021

We are planning to repeat our annual bird survey, carried out each year since 2004. The Bird Report for 2020 was sent to Bird Group members last year UOWG Bird Report 2020 Participants in previous years have been asked to help again. We need new surveyors. A leaflet...

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Annual Public Meeting – 2021

We have not been able to hold an Annual Public Meeting this year. We have produced an Annual Report 2020, and sent it to all members UOWG Short Report 2020 We asked all members if anyone wanted to stand for the committee, or wanted to volunteer to join it. No...

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Invasive Plants Project

In each year between 2015 and 2019 the Upper Onny Wildlife Group has been awarded a grant by the Shropshire Hills AONB to survey the Rivers East and West Onny for two species of invasive exotic plants: Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed and then to implement...

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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