Charlbury Wildlife Society

Father Clive Dytor

Tue 15 Jun, 20:14

Thanks very much. 

Frank Payne
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Tue 15 Jun, 10:38

What a great idea. I'm definitely interested. I've had a look at the Kirtlington Wildlife Society web site:

Perhaps we could do something along these lines in Charlbury.

Clive, you probably know about the Otmoor RSPB reserve. There is also a very informative web site which gives regular updates on the latest sightings. The warden and other bird watchers who tend to meet around the screens are really helpful at sharing their knowledge and helping identify birds:


Christine Battersby
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Tue 15 Jun, 09:21

Clive, I can't add to the info about bird-watching groups. But it's worth knowing that there is a birdwatching hide at the Rushy Common Nature Reserve, Witney Lakes. You need to purchase a key to access it, and the key also gives access to the hides at Standlake Common Nature Reserve. Hides are also accessible to wheelchair users. 

Details of how to get the key are here:

And there's a leaflet about the lake here:

Flora Gregory

Mon 14 Jun, 22:47

Clive - there is not an Ornithology Club in Charlbury that I am aware of. There are a couple of very knowledgeable people in Charlbury on the birding front.  There is the Oxford Ornithological Society,

Other people may have suggestions. 

Katherine Holmes

Sun 13 Jun, 19:16

I would be interested in being involved if possible!

Father Clive Dytor

Sat 12 Jun, 19:32

Is there a specific Ornothology club in town?

Claire Wilding
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Sat 12 Jun, 15:05

Great idea, I would like to be involved.

David Cook

Sat 12 Jun, 11:18

Hi Flora, great idea, happy to put name forward as volunteer.

Helen Josephine Wright
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Fri 11 Jun, 17:56

Hi Flora

What a lovely idea & if Maria can also help set up it would really help our wildlife. I wanted to let you know my Hedgehog/s visitor is now roaming right up neat my bungalow, great to see his poo as evidence! Next door has seen 2 different Hedgehogs in their front garden & at least one like me at the back. 

So I am confident in saying Hedgehogs can roam at least from my home to the end of Hughes Close. Through the back to the BT garden which is open to Lees Heights & possibly Little Lees. Another friend has found evidence of Hedgehog poo in her garden the other side of Fire Station.  It would be so good if others would join in linking our gardens in this easy way.

I was concerned when my new fence went up but happy to have a gap underneath just big enough for our prickly friends & he or she does love the food I put out each night.  Definitely Seeing less slugs & few less snails now. Yippee.

Maria Sueiro
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Thu 10 Jun, 09:27

Hi Flora, I'm very interested in helping set this society up.

Flora Gregory
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Thu 10 Jun, 08:27 (last edited on Thu 10 Jun, 08:29)

I propose the formation of a Charlbury Wildlife Society.

There will be talks and outings, but more than that – at this critical time - there could be many other functions of the society such as being involved with initiatives such as the Charlbury Biodiversity Map, the Hedgehog Club for children, a Wildlife Garden Competition (with the Charlbury Garden Society), as well as liaising with the likes of Charlbury CAN, the Charlbury Environmental Working Group, Wigwell Nature Reserve, the Charlbury Nature Recovery Network, Wychwood Project etc. 

If you are interested in participating in the formation of and/or being a member of the CWS (which will need the usual officers), please contact me. If enough people respond, we can together discuss and progress the idea. Thanks.

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