The group was set up in April 2008 with three main objectives.

  1. To raise awareness of the range of wildlife and wildlife habitats within the local community
  2. To carry out a systematic environmental audit, liaising with some of the statutory bodies involved in environmental work in the area ( e.g. Wessex Water, Natural England, RSPB, DERC )
  3. In the longer term, to involve the village in the active management of selected important local habitats ( including gardens ) in order to maintain and increase biodiversity.
Monday morning walk, inspecting insect traps.

Village moth trapping and bat walk evening.


The group currently runs a number of regular and individual events.

  1. Monthly wildlife walks. Look out for posters round the village.
  2. Friday evening moth trapping during the summer in the Water works. Contact John Newbould.
  3. Children’s events including stream dipping, small mammal trapping. Contact Louise Sheaves
  4. Bat walks. Contact Dave Emery.
  5. Wildlife surveys. Contact Dave Emery.


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