Wild Parishes

Wild Parishes

Photo by Katrina Martin/2020Vision

Do you want to take positive steps for wildlife in your parish? BBOWT are collaborating with a number of partners to support parish councillors, clerks and volunteers to discover how they can improve the local area for wildlife and residents.

The webinar series was hosted by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife trust in collaboration with the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership and the Chilterns Conservation Board. Each webinar focused on a specific topic offering information and advice about how you can manage areas and green spaces for wildlife. 

Local planning with biodiversity and wildlife in mind

Road verges and meadow management

Road verge by Terry Whittaker 2020VISION 2

Road verge by Terry Whittaker

Hedgerows and woodland management

Hedgerow management by David Richardson

Hedgerow management by David Richardson

Speakers: Marcus Militello Hedgerow Havens Officer, BBOWT and John Morris, Woodland Consultancy.

Pond management

Wildlife pond by Anna Williams

Wildlife pond by Anna Williams

Andy Gunn, Community Wildlife Manger Oxon, BBOWT, Mark Bradfield, Project Officer, Letcombe Brook Project  ,Christine Marsh, Kirtlington Wildlife and Conservation Society and Joel Ashton, wildlife gardener recognised on programmes such as Springwatch, Gardener’s World and Wild Animal Rescue and as a Friend of the Show on Channel 4’s The Steph Show (The Butterfly Brothers).

Presentation slides:

Pond management

Webinar recording:

This will be available online soon. It will be emailed directly to anyone who booked to attend the sessions.

Useful links

Engaging with your local community

Volunteers at Boundary Brook by Ed Munday

Volunteers at Boundary Brook by Ed Munday

Speakers: Katie Horgan, Rough Around the Edges Project Officer, BBOWT, Rhiannon Flemming, Communications, Funding & Project Officer, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership, Councillor Jane Macbean, Buckinghamshire Council & Chesham Town Council, Andy Gunn, Community Wildlife Manager, BBOWT, Fiona Everingham
Local Wildlife Sites Surveyor (BMERC) and Catriona Bass, Long Mead Local Wildlife Site.