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

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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Windy Corner Appeal Success

Thank you to everyone who helped to raise over £10,000 to buy 1 ha (approx. 2.5 acres) of grassland adjoining the existing Stiperstones National Nature Reserve. Although only a small extension, the area is strategically placed between the heathlands of The...

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Curlew Recovery Project Appeal

The Upper Onny Wildlife Group has launched an appeal for funds to continue the monitoring of curlew nests to determine the fate of eggs laid and the causes of losses of eggs and chicks. Please see the Curlew Recovery Appeal page. UOWG supported the Curlew Recovery...

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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