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

Damselfly and Dragonfly Identification Course

UOWG is running a series of training events introducing people to damselflies and dragonflies. A short report and a photo from the first session on damselflies can be found here. It also includes details of future events. Please book if you are interested.

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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