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Every weekend on BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Oxford we broadcast a Smartphone Safari. Listen along as we explore some of our fantastic reserves and introduce you to the wildlife you can see. 


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Latest news about wildlife issues, what we're doing and how you can get involved…

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  • Appreciation of Robert Hardy, who led £1 million appeal for wildlife in the 1980s

    Monday 4th September, 2017

    Lady Audrey Wood, Hon Vice President of BBOWT, remembers the actor Robert Hardy, who chaired the £1 million BBONT Wildlife Appeal in the mid-1980s.

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  • Bee-amazed when you visit the Wildlife Zone at BBC Countryfile Live this weekend

    Tuesday 1st August, 2017

    A new BBOWT nature reserve is popping-up in the grounds of Blenheim Palace this week. As part of the four-day extravaganza of BBC Countryfile Live, BBOWT’s Wildlife Zone will be buzzing with hints, tips and hands-on help for anyone who wants to learn about or care for the wildlife on our doorsteps.

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  • Rare and elusive nightjars return to Snelsmore Common, thanks to walkers

    Thursday 27th July, 2017

    The rare and elusive nightjar has returned to Snelsmore Common in West Berkshire, after an absence of two years, reports the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust.

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  • Hydrogen researcher wins Brompton bike in Oxford’s Big Green Treasure Hunt

    Wednesday 26th July, 2017

    Rhiannon Evans, a researcher in how hydrogen is used as a fuel by bacteria at Oxford University, has won the first prize, a Brompton bike, in the Oxford Green Week and Oxford Festival of Nature’s Big Green Treasure Hunt.

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  • Wildlife Trust launches appeal to buy ‘missing piece of wildlife jigsaw’ beside the River Thames.

    Monday 17th July, 2017

    Duxford Old River farmland opposite BBOWT Chimney Meadows nature reserve

    The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust has today launched an appeal to raise £220,000 towards the purchase price of farmland at Duxford Old River, one of the vital missing pieces of a vast jigsaw for wildlife. This will create the first nature reserve to cover both sides of the river anywhere along the Thames.

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  • Badger vaccination resumes

    Thursday 6th July, 2017

    badger vaccination resumes

    Three Wildlife Trusts, including the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), have resumed the vaccination of badgers against bovine tuberculosis (bTB), one year after vaccine supplies dried up.

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  • Unauthorised structure on nature reserve removed

    Thursday 22nd June, 2017

    Wildmoor Heath nature reserve

    An unauthorised structure on Wildmoor Heath nature reserve near Crowthorne, that was used as a drinking den has been demolished by the local Wildlife Trust.

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  • New poll reveals city-dwellers love nature but don’t get enough of it

    Thursday 1st June, 2017

    30 Days Wild connecting with nature

    30 Days Wild challenge from the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust helps people enjoy nature every day. A new poll of over 2,400 (two thousand four hundred) people living in major cities across the UK reveals that city-dwellers have a strong affinity for nature and think that it’s important to help care for it. But the poll also highlights a conflict: while city-dwellers feel that nature is important to them, they struggle to connect with it as much as they’d like and a high proportion of people want to see more nature in cities.

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  • Putting nature on Oxford's Port Meadow at the heart of the General Election

    Monday 29th May, 2017

    Nature at the heart of the General Election, Port Meadow, Oxford

    Prospective MPs for Oxford constituencies joined wildlife supporters, local residents and the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) to put nature at the heart of the General Election. On Friday evening, 26 May, more than 50 people gathered on Oxford’s famous Port Meadow to make a heart among the golden buttercups.

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  • Two weeks of non-stop wild fun with the Oxford Festival of Nature

    Monday 22nd May, 2017

    The Oxford Festival of Nature from 1 to 14 June promises to be the best-ever with dragons, wolves, bees, wild flowers, swifts, ugly animals, a trip to Northern Mozambique, a treasure hunt and the ever-popular pond-dipping!

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