Become a member
Our local wildlife needs your help
Our local wildlife is in decline. If you love wildlife and wild places, then it’s only natural that you’d want to protect them.
We can help nature recover, but we can't do it alone.
With our members' support, we can make our region rich in wildlife. Will you help us?
What's at stake for wildlife
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are home to an incredibly diverse array of wildlife. From the Chiltern Hills with their ancient chalk grasslands brimming with wild flowers and butterflies, to the floodplains of the Thames, home to otters and wading birds, there is wonderful wildlife to enjoy throughout our three counties.
But our wonderful wildlife is under threat from loss of habitat and change in land use. We want to protect wildlife and give it a chance to thrive, to ensure future generations can enjoy the beauty and diversity of nature.
How we protect wildlife
We look after over 80 nature reserves - special places where wildlife can thrive. Our vision is to create a environment rich in wildlife, valued by all. With the help of our members, we carry out our vital conservation work on our nature reserves, and in the wider countryside.
Your membership would help us protect and enhance these special places, and give all local people a chance to explore and connect with nature.
We're already making a big difference for wildlife...
...but we need your help to do more.
In the 1970s, otters were dangerously close to extinction in the UK. Thanks to hard work to clean up our rivers and restore their riverbank homes, otters can now be found in every single river in the UK, including the Thames. We want to see other species such as barn owls, water voles, hedgehogs and adders make these impressive comebacks.
We know it is possible to save our local wildlife, but we can't do it alone.
The Wildlife Trusts play a very important part in protecting our natural heritage. I would encourage anyone who cares about wildlife to join them.
Your membership pack will include
Your Wild Guide handbook - an exclusive guide to BBOWT's nature reserves *
A Welcome to Wildlife magazine
three issues a year of our Wildlife News magazine
a diary of events for everyone, from first timers to experts - including guided walks, talks, courses and much more.
* When you pay by Direct Debit
Your family membership pack will include
four issues a year of our exciting Wildlife Watch magazine for children
Wildlife Watcher's Handbook - a 60-page pocket-sized guide to being a ‘Wildlife Watcher’
a membership card, badge, poster and stickers
access to fun family events, from arts and crafts to pond dipping, that feature in the diary of events that all members receive
as well as all the Membership benefits listed above.
How your membership helps wildlife
We will use your support where it is needed most - whether that's coppicing woodland so dormice and other species can thrive, installing nest boxes for threatened birds and mammals, or monitoring water voles so we can understand the best way to help them recover.
We promise to spend your donation wisely, with 77p in every £1 going directly towards our work to save local wildlife.
Become a member and support our work
The vital work we do for nature depends on the support of people like you who care about the future of our local wildlife and wild places. Thank you!
Minimum rates apply: Individual membership (1 person) is £3.50 per month (or £42 per annum); Joint membership (2 people) is £4 per month (£48 per annum); Family membership is £4.50 (or £54 per annum).