Our local groups
Each with their own committee and chairman, most groups have their own program of meetings and events – a great way to discover more about the wildlife and nature reserves on your doorstep and get involved in their protection.
Most local group meetings are open to non-members, so why not come along and find out what's going on near you. Many local group members are committed and dedicated naturalists, whilst others are simply people who enjoy the Cheshire countryside and its wildlife.
Halton & Warrington: Lymm, Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington
Macclesfield & Congleton: Most of our survey work takes place in this area, as we have a dedicated and knowledge team of surveyors living around here.
South Cheshire: Run by a small number of volunteers based around Nantwich and Crewe, this group arranges walks around the local nature reserves and talks throughout the year on a variety of subjects, including Conservation in the UK and an expedition to the Antarctic. They are always looking for new members, so get in touch if you would like to take part, We advertise the events run by South Cheshire on our website, so take a look.
Wirral (also known as ‘Wirral Wildlife’): Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Hoylake, Wallasey
Wirral Wildlife is the largest of our local groups and is made up of 11 dedicated individuals with a variety of skills and expertise. They take a leading role in conservation in the Wirral and surrounding areas, with support from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
What Wirral wildlife do:
• We manage nature reserves in Wirral - Red Rocks, Thornton wood, New Ferry Butterfly park, Clever Heath
• We keep records of wildlife in Wirral
• We scrutinise planning applications and submit constructive criticisms
• We run a programme of meetings and guided walks open to the public
• We work with, and support, other interested groups in Wirral
Wirral wildlife are always keen to have extra volunteers for the open sessions at New Ferry Butterfly Park, these take place on Sunday afternoons, 12 - 4pm, from May 5th to September 8th. Volunteer wardens do a two hour shift welcoming visitors and doing pond dipping. New volunteers can come along for a session to see if they like it and want to join the team. Volunteers are also needed to help out with guided visits during the week for booked groups like schools, cubs, brownies etc.
To find out more please visit the website: http://www.wirralwildlife.org.uk/programme.html
Friends of groups
We work closely with local community groups all of the county. Where possible we aim to refer potential volunteers to these groups when we are over subscribed.
If you are part of a friends of group and would like more volunteers, then please get in touch at;
Or contact the office on 01948 820728