Wildlife Watch Groups offer children and their families opportunities to join in with wildlife activities and have fun outdoors. At the present, there are three Wildlife Watch Groups in Wiltshire, run by volunteers and held monthly on Saturdays for a couple of hours.
Places are bookable and there is a small fee (reduced for Wildlife Watch Members). Check each session's information on the website or Facebook.
We are always looking to set up more Watch Groups and recruit more volunteers. If you enjoy working with children, have a passion for wildlife and can spare a few hours a month please get in touch by emailing Damian Haasjes [email protected]
This Watch Group is at our beautiful reserve Langford Lakes – the first session was held in May 2016 and the group is going from strength to strength. Helen Nicholson and Sarah Tribe run the group and have so far organised activities including pumpkin carving, campfire cooking, bird-watching, river-dipping and an evening bat walk.
In April 2017, Gwen, Louise and Derek took over the running of the Watch group and it continues to offer exciting wildlife opportunities for families. Recently, children have come up close with rescued hedgehogs, gone bat detecting in the dark and built their own bug hotels to take home, to name just a few activities.
This well-established group has been running since April 2015 and is led by the enthusiastic Penny Fleet and Sarah Beard. The main base for the group is River Bourne Community Farm, where families have had plenty of opportunities to explore, walk along the stream and meet some of the furry inhabitants! To add a bit of extra interest Penny and Sarah sometimes run sessions at other location around Salisbury including Old Sarum hill fort and our Devenish nature reserve.
St Julian's Watch group in South Marston is taking a break just now. In the meantime if you are interested in volunteering to help run this group please contact us.