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I'm interested in joining

There are around 300 Wildlife Watch groups across the UK. By going along to a group you will be able to make friends with other nature detectives and have lots of fun taking part in all sorts of practical activities - from pond dipping to wildlife safaris.

Watch Groups are organised by volunteer Leaders who know about the local places and wildlife. They generally work with their young members and local experts to organise all kinds of wildlife and environmental activities:

• badger watching
• bat detecting
• pond-dipping
• wildlife campaigns
• wildlife gardening
• mini-beast pootering
• arts & crafts
• environmental games
• tree health surveys
• composting
• woodland wanders - and much, much more!


I want to join a group


You can contact the Watch Organiser of your local Wildlife Trust to find out about Watch groups near you and how to join. This is a good way to check things like whether local Watch groups have space for new members, whether they are open to all ages or if an adult needs to stay with you. Every group is different – but they’re all fun. Going along to a Watch group is free in some places but often there is a small sub to help cover stuff like refreshments or materials.