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Charlbury Wildlife Society

Charlbury Wildlife Society is a group of people who are interested in wildlife and especially interested in the well-being of wildlife in and around Charlbury, https://www.instagram.com/charlburywildlife/

Activities

There are talks (usually on the 3rd Monday of the month, October-April) and outings and we collaborate with other individuals and organisations in and around Charlbury. The group is involved in surveys and actions around town, such as putting up swift boxes and advising on hedgehogs.

Membership

Is by annual subscription (1st Jan-31st Dec) of £10, and free to under 18s.

Swifts

We can advise on swift boxes and sound boxes. The siting of bird boxes is as important as the box itself. For all bird boxes avoid fixing them facing south as otherwise they will get too hot. Different birds like different heights and situations, so it's worth thinking about that before putting a box in place. 

Hedgehogs

The fastest decline of hedgehogs is in rural towns like Charlbury. 

The Charlbury community of hedgehogs is fragmented and vulnerable at least due to lack of access through our gardens. We can help them by providing highways through our fences and gates, having wildlife friendly gardens, and not using pesticides. If you need help making a highway contact us.

We have an ongoing survey in progress, if you see a hedgehog, please let us know.

We are collecting a gallery of hedgehog highways, please send us photos !

General information about hedgehogs can be found here, https://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk

Kirtlington is a great example of what is possible,

https://kirtlingtonvillage.co.uk/kirtlington-hedgehog-street

https://twitter.com/team_KWACS/status/1169386060331278347

If you find a sick hedgehog immediately call Mandy at Over Norton who has a track record of nursing them back to health – 01608 430 980. If the answer machine is on leave a message.

Enquiries about the society and its activities please contact us, we would love to hear from you : CharlburyWildlifeSociety@gmail.com

Big thanks to the amazing www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk

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