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Ipswich Wildlife Watch Group is Suffolk's only urban group. The group meets on the second saturday of each month betweeen 10am-Noon in Holywells Park in Ipswich. The park has many different habitats and is a great place to see wildlife in the town. To find out more about the group, email:

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Group news and diary

Half term fun!

Wondering what to do with the kids this half term? Why not join us this Saturday the 13th of February for our Winter Warmer session aimed at children and families aged 6 -12 where we will be den building and making tasty snacks on a camp fire whilst learning about how different animals keep warm in the winter. Meet us at the Stable blocks, Hollywells Park 10 - 12pm. We hope to see you then!..

Winter Survival

The sun was out for this months Wildlife Watch session. We built hedgehog homes, made bird feeders, and played hedgehog fortunes to find out what it takes for hedgehogs to survive the winter. Join us next time on the 13th of February for our Winter warmer session. Meet us outside the stable block, Holywells park, 10-12pm. We hope to see you there!

Bees and Butterflies!

Beautiful butterflies were abundant in our bees and butterflies themed session last month. We had great fun looking for different butterflies and taking part in The Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count! Afterwards we investigated what other animals shared the park having a go at pond dipping and mini beast hunting too! Join us on the 12th of September at the Stable Block, Holywells Park for our Tree-mendous Trees themed session 10am – 12pm.


Birdlife! We had a brilliant Birdlife session last month seeing lots of different birds that live in Holywells park. We were lucky enough to see and feed lots of birds and their young, from goslings to very fluffy moorhen chicks and ducklings. We then had lots of fun doing a bird themed quiz and going on a scavenger hunt finding lots of natural materials to use when creating our very own bird nests. Unfortunately July’s session is cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please do join us however on the 8th of August at the Stable block, Holywells Park for our Bees and Butterflies themed morning, 10am – 12pm.

Marvellous Mini beasts!

We found lots of marvellous mini beasts on our mini beast hunt in our last session, from crawling centipedes, busy bees to slimy slugs and wiggly worms! We had lots of fun on our invertebrate themed scavenger hunt and then creating some brilliant natural bug art with our finds! We finished the session by acting out the creatures we had found, then making a home for the park’s resident mini beasts out of elder that we whittled and hollowed out. Join us at 10am – 12pm next month on the 13th of June in Holywells Park at the Stable block entrance for our Birdlife themed morning.

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