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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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  • See nature in all its glory through prize-winning photographs

    Thursday 26th May, 2016

    A kingfisher preening its outstretched wing, a little girl playing peek-a-boo in bluebells, a pin-sharp close-up of a rare butterfly, a colourful island of water lilies and a wintry woodland scene are all prize-winning images in this year’s Oxford Festival of Nature Photography Competition.

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  • The EU and our environment

    Thursday 26th May, 2016

    Four weeks today, on Thursday 23 June, voting will take place in the EU referendum on the question “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” The result could have a profound effect on the way wildlife is protected in the UK, as much of our current environmental legislation was driven, directly or indirectly, by European directives.

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  • Take the 30 Days Wild challenge this June, to feel happier and healthier!

    Wednesday 25th May, 2016

    The Wildlife Trusts have launched this year’s 30 Days Wild challenge encouraging people to sign up to Random Acts of Wildness each day during June. Whether you smell a wildflower, listen to birdsong, gaze across a lake or lie in the grass and count clouds, nature helps us fully appreciate all our senses.

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  • New funds help to launch Wild Banbury project on the River Cherwell

    Wednesday 25th May, 2016

    Wild Banbury, Spiceball Park, River Cherwell

    The second phase of the River Cherwell makeover project in Banbury’s Spiceball Park kicks off this week with the announcement of new funding of £93,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This grant, combined with £64,000 from Banbury Town Council, £4,000 from Cherwell District Council and £27,295 from Grundon will enable the new phase of the Wild Banbury project to start this summer.

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  • Keith Taylor Green MEP visits Oxfordshire nature reserves

    Monday 9th May, 2016

    Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for the South East, completed a mini-tour of wildlife sites in and around Oxford, several of which are managed by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and all of them protected by EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

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  • 'This is an awesome place!' Slough schoolchildren discover wild wetlands

    Monday 9th May, 2016

    Nestle Get Better with Nature; Haymill Valley

    Haymill Valley nature reserve, a reed bed nestled in the heart of Slough, echoed with excitement recently as children from two Slough primary schools: Our Lady of Peace and Lent Rise, explored the nature reserve on wetland and woodland education days supported by Nestlé Waters Get Better with Nature campaign.

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  • Celebrating Sir David Attenborough at 90: Decades of devotion to UK wildlife

    Friday 6th May, 2016

    Sir David Attenborough at 90; The Wildlife Trusts

    The Wildlife Trusts thank Sir David Attenborough for being the UK’s great supporter of the wild world. While most people may know him best from his television programmes, The Wildlife Trusts are keen for the nation to recognise Sir David’s dedication to nature conservation in the UK over more than five decades.

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  • Swift work by electricity linesmen helps Wildlife Trust solve housing crisis for swifts

    Wednesday 4th May, 2016

    The sounds and sights of swifts, the amazing acrobats of the skies that spend almost all their lives flying, will soon be heard and seen at the headquarters of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust in Oxford, thanks to linesmen from the local electricity network operator Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD).

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  • Schoolchildren learn about the value of water at Slough nature reserve

    Thursday 28th April, 2016

    Schoolchildren from Lent Rise Primary in Burnham and Our Lady of Peace Primary in Slough are discovering how important local rivers and streams are and how they can help promote clean water in the water cycle, as part of the Nestlé Waters' Get Better with Nature campaign.

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  • Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust will be part of BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace

    Tuesday 26th April, 2016

    BBC Countryfile Live, Wildlife Zone

    Hay, hoe, let's go! Come and visit us in the Wildlife Zone at BBC Countryfile Live, the new four-day event at Blenheim Palace, from 4 to 7 August, bringing the best of the Great British countryside to Oxfordshire.

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