Local Wildlife Sites

Local Wildlife Sites

The Oxfordshire Local Wildlife Sites Project provides free wildlife surveys and information about conservation to landowners who manage land recognised for having high wildlife value.

Planning advice

Wildlife under Pressure by Paul Hobson

We provide planning advice to developers and consultants as well as members of the public.

Wildlife Advice

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Blue tit feeding on fatballs by David KilbyBlue tit feeding on fatballs by David Kilby

Gardening for wildlifeWildlife gardening by Kzenon/Fotolia.com

Make a difference to wildlife in your garden. Get our top ideas for how to make your garden a haven for your local wildlife.

Gardening for wildlife

Bombus pascuorum by Rachel ScopesWild info: bees

Here is everything you need to know about the importance of bees to people and wildlife. We have videos, downloads and fun facts about the types of bees you might see, why they're under threat and how you can help them.  

Wild info: bees

Wild info: garden birdsFeeding garden birds by northeastwildlife.co.uk

Birds are popular visitors to our gardens. Find out what to feed garden birds, how to build a nestbox and get answers to your frequently asked questions.

Wild info: garden birds

Wild info: batsBat

Find out how to turn your garden into a bat friendly haven. Listen to the sounds soprano pipistrelle bats make in different situations.

Wild info: bats

Pond at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre by Wendy TobittWild info: ponds

A vital habitat for wildlife, ponds support plants and animals that can live nowhere else. Find out why they are so important, what wildlife species depend on ponds, and how to create and maintain your own wildlife pond.  

Wild info: ponds

Tubular water dropwort by Andy FairbairnWild info: wildflower meadows

Meadows are among the most diverse habitats in the British Isles and are important for many species of insect, bird and mammal. Find out about the different types of grassland and how to create your own wildflower meadow at home.  

Wild info: wildflower meadows

Hedgehog by Richard BurkmarWild info: hibernating animals

With food scarce and temperatures plummeting, it is no surprise that many species prefer to remain dormant through the winter. Find out how to create homes for hibernating wildlife in your garden.  

Wild info: hibernating animals

Silver-studded Blue by Debbie LewisWild info: heathland

Even rarer than rainforest, heathland is one of our most threatened habitats. Find out about the different wildlife you might see, the best heathland reserves to visit and how you can help protect this rare habitat.  

Wild info: heathland

Species sightings - Bucks

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre

BBOWT only records species found on our nature reserves. For all other sightings in Buckinghamshire, please contact Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre.

Animal Rescue

If you have an injured animal or bird, please call either:

RSPCA: 0300 1234999

St. Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital: 01844 292292

Species sightings - Berks & Oxon

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre

BBOWT only records species found on our nature reserves. For all other sightings in Oxfordshire and Berkshire, please contact Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre.