David Lloyd RIP

It is with great sadness that the death of David Lloyd is announced. David passed away on 22 April 2017 at Frimley Park Hospital at the age of 81. For the past several months David had battled valiantly against the progressive effects of cancer.

For many years, David worked tirelessly on behalf of BBOWT and other wildlife organisations in East Berkshire. He served on the East Berkshire BBOWT committee, was a cattle warden at Wildmoor Heath nature reserve, and spread the word for wildlife through his involvement in events at Woolley Firs and field meetings.

You can read David's full obituary, written by John Ward-Smith, here.

Volunteer in Berkshire

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Volunteer with us to meet new people, develop new skills, gain valuable experience and benefit the wildlife in Berkshire.

How to start volunteering with us

  • Check the opportunities listed below to find out locations and times,
  • Contact the group you are interested in and find out when you can go along.

Additional roles


Can you help to check our livestock?
We are keen to hear from people who would be happy to check on our livestock once a week. Download more information about becoming a stockwatcher.

In Berkshire we are regularly need help at:

• Seven Barrows nr Wantage
• Inkpen Common nr Newbury
• Rack Marsh nr Newbury
• Moor Copse nr Tidmarsh
• Watts Bank nr Hungerford
• Broadmoor Bottom nr Crowthorne

For more information contact the Berkshire Office on 01628 829574 or berkshireoffice@bbowt.org.uk.

Wildlife Surveying Opportunities

The Biodiversity Team would like to hear from any naturalists keen to help with our Reserves Surveying Programme. We are always looking for experienced surveyors or wildlife enthusiasts, to help with our butterfly and dragonfly transects, bird surveys, botanical monitoring and many other surveys.
More details

Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham

Fancy getting hands on with our wildlife garden? Helping at events and community activities? Or helping our visitors discover more about the wildlife?

T: 01635 874381
E: ndc@bbowt.org.uk
We’re looking for:

Regional groups

Do you want to help organise walks, talks and sales to help promote the work of the Trust? Join one of our dedicated regional groups:

Berkshire Work Parties

Work parties carry out practical work on our reserves. They are a great way to meet new people, help local wildlife and get fit.

If you are under 18 please ensure you take a completed parental consent form along to the work-party.

Berks Mid-week Team nr. Maidenhead (Currently Full)

Every Thursday

Contact: Kelly Hedges on 01628 829574  or kellyhedges@bbowt.org.uk.

Bowdown Woods nature reserve nr. Newbury

1st Sunday of each month from October to April

Contact: 01628 829574 or berkshireoffice@bbowt.org.uk

Greenham and Crookham Conservation Volunteer Group (GCCV)

3rd Sunday of each month

Contact: www.gccv.org.uk

Haymill Valley nature reserve nr. Burnham

Last Sunday of each month

Contact: Dan Akam on 01628 829574  ext 202 or danielakam@bbowt.org.uk

Hosehill Lake nature reserve

Every Saturday

Contact: Cathy McEwan on tabcgsec@yahoo.com

Inkpen Common nature reserve nr. Inpken

1st Saturday of every month

Contact Sally Hughes on hughes.s@hotmail.com or the Berks reserves team on 01635 35157.

Loddon nature reserve nr. Twyford 

Last Saturday each month

Contact: Graham Breadmore at images@gbreadmore.co.uk

Moor Copse nature reserve nr. Reading 

2nd Sunday each month 

Contact: Anne Booth on 01189 868260 or anne.j.booth@gmail.com

Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham

Meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Contact: The Nature Discovery Centre 01635 874381 or ndc@bbowt.org.uk

Snelsmore Common nature reserve monthly work party nr. Newbury

Meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Contact Simon Barnett on simonbarnett@bbowt.org.uk or 01635 35157.

Thatcham Community Orchard Group (at the Nature Discovery Centre)

Meet regularly throughout the year

Contact the Nature Discovery Centre on 01635 874381 or ndc@bbowt.org.uk

West Berkshire Thursday Volunteers

2nd Thursday of every month at Padworth Common nr Reading, and 4th Thursday of every month at Snelsmore Common nr Newbury.

These groups meet from September to May.

Contact Simon Barnett on simonbarnett@bbowt.org.uk or 01635 35157.

West Berkshire Wednesday Mid-Week Team nr. Newbury

Contact: Adrian Wallington on 01635 35157 or adrianwallington@bbowt.org.uk

Wildmoor Heath nature reserve nr. Sandhurst

First Saturday of each month ( October - March) 

Contact: 01628 829574 or berkshireoffice@bbowt.org.uk

Woolley Firs nr. Maidenhead

1st Sunday of each month

Contact: Dan Akam on 01628 829574 ext 202 or danielakam@bbowt.org.uk