Whitchurch Branch

Discover nature in Whitchurch

Brown Moss 2017 - Malcolm Monie

Volunteering opportunities

  • Greenfields Local Nature Reserve working parties on the third Wednesday of the month: 9.30 am - 3.30 pm. New volunteers always welcome.
  • Butterfly surveys at Greenfields on 3rd Friday from March to October: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Visit the Greenfields LNR Facebook page.

Upcoming events

All talks start at 7.30 pm at Whitchurch Infant & Nursery Academy off Station Road, SY13 1RJ [Grid ref SJ 547 413] Wildlife Trust members £3, Non-members £4, u18s £1, incl tea/coffee from 7.15pm 

Wednesday 11th December - Members' Night - An evening of 5 short talks [10 minutes each] with mince pies and hot drinks in the interval. Read More

Tuesday 17th December -  Work party at Greenfields Local Nature Reserve - details above

Wednesday 8th January 2020 - Bring Back the Beavers - Stuart Edmunds of Shropshire Mammal Group & Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Read more

Local wildlife

  • Whitchurch is well known for being at the centre of a significant local water vole population. One place you might see these iconic creatures is in the brook under the footbridge between White Lion Meadow car park and the swimming pool.
  • Greenfields Local Nature Reserve This SWT reserve on the western edge of town near the Llangollen Canal is managed by the Whitchurch Branch.
  • Melverley Meadows [SWT Reserve] is about 3 miles south east  just outside the village of Ash.
  • Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve, home of the current BogLIFE project to restore the Marches Mosses, is only a few miles to the south west of town.
  • Prees Heath Common, Butterfly Conservation's reserve for the silver-studded blue butterfly is just 2 miles to the south.
  • Brown Moss [Shropshire Council countryside site] lies a mile to the south east.

Contact: Malcolm Monie

Email: Whitchurch@ShropshireWildlifeTrust.org.uk

 

Whitchurch Branch events

Visit Whitchurch

We have several Nature Reserves in and around Whitchurch.