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.

Summer Leys Wildlife Watch

Summer Leys Wildlife Watch group logo

Join us at this fantastic nature reserve. One of the Trust’s most popular sites in Northamptonshire, the reserve is bursting with wildlife for you to explore. There are several bird hides and a pond dipping platform for you to use. Our Watch leaders Juliette, Julie, Ian and Julie have worked with young people for years and know their Teals from their Tufted Ducks. If you love being out on a top reserve this is the group for you. The group meets at the Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Nr Wollaston, usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 11am-12:30pm. For more information please contact the Watch Leader Juliette Butler on 07793 606026 or email For information about forthcoming events see the event diary below. We look forward to welcoming you to the group.

Google Map


Group news and diary

Meeting dates for 2018

22nd April - Badgers - A visit from the Northants badger rescue group

20th May - Bioblitz - Come along and help with a survey to see how many species we can find at Summer Leys nature reserve

24th June - Summer's in bloom - Looking at the parts of a flower, how to identify different plants and a walk to see what we can find

16th July - Marvellous Moths - At Pitsford Water nature reserve, looking at what has been caught in the moth traps overnight

No meeting in August

8th September - Let's get batty - 7.30pm. Evening bat walk around Summer Leys (booking essential)

13th and 14th October - Small Mammals - Setting small mammal traps on Saturday evening and identifying what's been found on Sunday morning, with Peter Pilbeam from the Cambs Mammals group

18th November - Practical Task - wear your outdoor clothes and help with some work on the reserve

9th December - Christmas Wildlife Party!

2015 Meetings

18 January - Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

16 February - Practical Task

22 March - Close Encounters of the Insect Kind

19 April - Fancy a Dip?

17 May - Warbling Warblers

14 June - Marvellous Moths

19 July - Living Seas

19 September - Let's Get Batty

18 October - Small and Furry

15 November - Fabulous Fungi

13 December - Christmas Wildlife Party

Autumn/winter meetings 2014

19th October - Good migrations

16th November - Practical task

14th December - Christmas party

Updated Watch Group Programme 2013

Sunday 21 April – ANYONE FOR A DIP? – Pond dipping at Summer Leys nature reserve.

Sunday 19 May – TBA

Sunday 16 June – WHAT’S THAT BUZZ? – Looking at wasps and bees and their importance in our everyday lives, at Summer Leys nature reserve.

Sunday 21 July – MOTHTASTIC! – Getting up-close and personal with moths at Pitsford Water nature reserve – 10.30am


Saturday 7 September – LET’S GET BATTY 7.30pm – Evening bat walk around Summer Leys nature reserve (Booking essential)

Sunday 20 October – FANTASTIC FUNGI – Looking at these incredible plants and learning about where they are and how to find them – LOCATION TBC

Sunday 16 November – STAR GAZING 6pm
Hopefully a clear evening where we can look at the stars and their constellations at Summer Leys nature reserve.

Sunday 15 December – CHRISTMAS PARTY !

January meeting cancelled

This month's meeting has been cancelled due to bad weather.

We hope to see you at Wildlife Watch next month.
The Watch Leaders

  •  Back 
  •  1
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  Next