Wildlife Watch Groups

Inspiring a love of nature

Local Wildlife Watch Groups

Children helping with ground clearance - Paul Harris/2020VISION

COVID-19 Update

In response to the pandemic we have sadly needed to cancel all of our events between March and July, as well as many we had planned for the rest of the year. We know how important nature is for everyone's health and wellbeing though, we have been working hard to adapt our popular engagement activities and are now able to offer a some small-group events at a few of our sites (pre-booking essential) as well as a growing list of on-line events.

How we are responding to COVID-19

Wildlife Watch for primary-aged children and their families

Most of our Wildlife Watch sessions are for families, and parents or carers are asked to stay with their children. Please contact the group leader for more details. 

Bedfordshire

Flit Vale Wildlife Watch - usually last Tuesday of the month, 6.30-8pm

Meet at various locations near Ampthill. They usually get together on the last Tuesday of the month, from 6.30-8pm. For more information please contact Watch Leader Nigel Pollard, on nigel@vernewood.co.uk

Stockgrove Wildlife Watch - second Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm

Meet at Rushmere Country Park, (Stockgrove entrance ), Heath and Reach, nr Leighton Buzzard.  They get together on the second Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm.  For more information please contact Watch Leader Esther Clarke, on 01525 237760

Cambridgeshire

Ely Wildlife Watch - second Saturday of each month, 2-4pm

Ely Wildlife Watch meet at various locations around Ely, but usually spend time in Ely Country Park. They get together on the second Saturday of each month, from 2-4pm. For more information look at our list of Ely Watch Group events or contact Watch Leader Helen Moore on 01353 664745

Great Fen Wildlife Watch - second Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm

Meet at Ramsey Heights Countryside Centre, Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights. They usually get together on the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12 noon. For more information look at our list of Great Fen Watch Group events or contact the team on 01487 710420.

Hinchingbrooke Wildlife Watch - second Saturday of the month, from 10.30am-12.30pm

Meet at Hinchingbrooke Country Park Visitors Centre. They get together on the second Saturday of the month, from 10.30am-12.30pm. For more information, contact Watch Leader David Robinson, on 01480 388666.

Paxton Pits Wildlife Watch - second Saturday of each month, 10am-12pm

Meet at Paxton Pits Education Centre, Little Paxton, near St. Neots.  They get together on the second Saturday of each month, 10am-12pm.  For more information, contact Debbie McKenzie, Education Centre Manager on 01480 473161

​​​​​​​Trumpington Meadows Wildlife Watch - third Saturday of the month from 3-4.30pm

Meet at Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve in Cambridge. They usually get together on the third Saturday of the month from 3-4.30pm, over the spring, summer and autumn. For more information, please contact the team on TrumpingtonMeadows@wildlifebcn.org 

Northamptonshire

Summer Leys Wildlife Watch - third Sunday of each month, 11am-12:30pm

Meet at Summer Leys Nature Reserve, near Wollaston. They get together on the third Sunday of each month, 11am-12:30pm. For more information, contact Watch Leader Juliette Butler on 07793 606026.

Volunteer as a Wildlife Watch leader

Our Watch groups are run by an amazing group of volunteers. If you have the skills to help young people find out more about wildlife and discover their local environment we would like to hear from you. Find out more about becoming a Wildlife Watch leader watch@wildlifebcn.org

General Wildlife Watch enquiries

For more details in general about our Wildlife Watch groups please contact watch@wildlifebcn.org

Children reading Wildlife Watch magazine

Matthew Roberts

Wildlife Watch Membership

Children who love nature love our Wildlife Watch membership. Our welcome pack is bursting with activities, stickers, posters and spotters guides and our seasonal Wildlife Watch magazine is worth waiting by the door for! 

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