There are 47 Wildlife Trusts covering the UK (and the Isle of Man and Alderney too). Use the map or the links below to find out more about the Wildlife Trust in your area and get involved with events, activities and Watch groups.

Stockgrove Wildlife Watch

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The Stockgrove Wildlife Watch group usually meets at Rushmere Country Park (Stockgrove entrance), Heath and Reach. The Country Park has a variety of wonderful habitats including a lake, ancient woodland conifer plantations, meadows and heath. The lake is noted for its colourful Mandarin ducks; on the meadows green woodpeckers may be seen feeding on ants among the wildflowers and grasses.

Our Watch leaders Esther, John, Mike and Nicola know the Park really well and love taking the group out to explore the fantastic wildlife it has to offer. Meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month - twice a month in the summer - from 6pm to 8pm.

For more information about this group and to learn more about our sessions, please contact John Creasey on 01525 237760 or email For more information about forthcoming events see the event diary below. We look forward to welcoming you to the group!

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Group news and diary

Meeting dates for winter term 2018

Advanced booking essential - only £2 per child.

11th April - Daytime Holiday Activity

Forthcoming Meetings Autumn/Winter 2014

Continuing the HABITATS theme:

10th September - The Seaside

8th October - Grasslands of the World

12th November - Rainforests

10th December - End of Year Games and Quiz

Forthcoming meetings in 2013

Thursday 14th February - How Birds Live
Looking at how birds are adapted to survive in all kinds of habitats

Thursday 14th March - Migration
How, why and where birds travel and what are the risks that they face

Thursday 25th April - Herons

Saturday 4th May - Bird song walk (possibly dawn chorus?)

Thursday 23rd May - Birds of prey and owls

Thursday 6th June - Edible & medicinal plants

Thursday 20th June - Conservation work

Thursday 11th July - Summer BBQ & willow sculpture

August - no meeting

Thursday 12th Sept - Prepare stall for Feed the Birds Day at Rushmere Park

Sunday 20th Oct - Stall at Feed the Birds Day

Thursday 14th Nov - Bird conservation and monitoring

Thursday 12th Dec - Show and Tell birds of the world

Forthcoming meetings - Autumn/Winter 2012

Sept 13th - Wild and Rocky Creations
Oct - date to be confirmed - trip to a local quarry
Nov 8th - Creatures of the Night
Dec 13th - Wildlife Rocks!
Jan 10th - Welcome to the Wonderful World of Birds

Forthcoming watch meetings

Thursday 14th June – 6-8pm at Stockgrove – Greensand Geology
A special guest will be with us to lead us on a walk with a difference.

Thursday 28th June – 6-8pm at Stockgrove – Kings Wood Hike
Our annual trek up into Kings Wood National Nature Reserve next to Stockgrove.

Thursday 12th July – 6-8pm at Sandhouse Lane –Summer BBQ fun
We’ll do the food, you bring some drink to share and your families to share the fun. We’ll also be doing some conservation work to help the meadow wildlife.

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