Wildlife Watch Groups

Inspiring a love of nature

Local Wildlife Watch Groups

Children helping with ground clearance - Paul Harris/2020VISION

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We are delighted that our outdoor events, workshops and programmes, including family events and guided walks, are running again. Visit our events page for a full list of upcoming events and to book your place. Events will continue to be planned on the basis of making them Covid-safe. This may happen in a number of ways, including limiting group size, regular sanitisation and ensuring personal space. Our duty of care to our staff, volunteers, members and visitors remains our top priority.

Read more about our ongoing safety measures here and explore our full events list.

Wildlife Watch for primary-aged children and their families

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

Meeting at different locations near Ampthill this group meets on various weekends throughout the year. For more information please email Megan on Toddington@wildlifebcn.org

Leighton-Linslade Wildlife Watch - last Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm

Meet at various locations around the Leighton-Linslade area. They get together on the last Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm.  For more information please contact Megan at Toddington@wildlifebcn.org

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 usually 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@wildlifebcn.org

Great Fen Wildlife Watch - one Saturday per season, 10am-12.30pm

Meet at Ramsey Heights Countryside Centre, Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights. The group will meet once per season on a Saturday from 10am-12.30pm. 2021 events will be in June, September and November. For more information look at our list of Great Fen Watch Group events or contact the team on 01487 710420.

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 - last Saturday of the month from 2 to 4pm

Meet at Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve in Cambridge. They usually get together on the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 4pm over the spring, summer and autumn. For more information, please contact the team on TrumpingtonMeadows@wildlifebcn.org 

Northamptonshire

Nene Valley Wildlife Watch – seasonally, usually during school holidays

Sessions will run throughout the year, either at Summer Leys Nature Reserve or at the Nene Wetlands Nature Reserve, depending on the activity. For more information, please check the events listings on the website or contact Watch Leader Juliette Butler on 07793606026 or at Juliette.butler@wildlifebcn.org

Become a Wildlife Watch volunteer

Our Watch groups are supported 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 volunteer  watch@wildlifebcn.org

General Wildlife Watch enquiries

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

Wildlife Watch Events

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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