Latest Local Wildlife News magazine now available!

The ‘new look’ latest edition of Local Wildlife News magazine is now available to view online by clicking on the cover image, or collect a hard copy from the Christchurch Park and Holywells Park visitor centres and some libraries.

This issue includes:

a focus on Millennium Wood Local Nature Reserve

an update on the ‘Urban Buzz’ project

Christchurch Park – then and now

Butterflies in Belstead Brook Park

Suffolk barn owls – breeding success

and much, much more, along with more than 125 events and activities for you to enjoy and get involved with.


Wild Ipswich goes live!

‘Wild Ipswich’ was officially launched at the Belstead Brook Park Big Wildlife Challenge on Sunday 11th June.

Conservation groups who work in and around Ipswich have joined together to agree a vision and set of objectives to make Ipswich even better for wildlife into the future.

“It is only be working together that we will be able to protect the wildlife we have and improve and link habitats to increase the range of species in the town”, said James Baker, the Greenways Countryside Project manager.

To see the vision and find out how you can get involved and support all the organisations working for wildlife – please visit the new (under construction) website at: – or click on the screenshot below:

Local Wildlife News – Summer 2017 – out now!

The latest edition of Local Wildlife News magazine covering May to August 2017 is now available – click on the cover image to download the pdf.

Hard-copy magazines can be picked up free from the visitor centres at Holywells and Christchurch Parks.


This issue includes:

‘Wild Ipswich’ – What it’s all about!

Ipswich House Sparrow survey results

Greenways work at Martlesham Common

Spring in the ‘Dales’ Local Nature Reserve

and more than 100 events, activities, walks and talks


Details of these events and many more can be found in the Green Living Centre ‘What’s On’ section:


New Local Wildlife News magazine – Spring 2017

lwn-spring-2017-cover-imageThe latest edition of Local Wildlife News magazine for Spring 2017 is now available.

Click on the cover image to download the pdf file (2.2MB)

This issue includes an introduction to ‘Wild Ipswich’

Welcome to Ipswich’s Hedgehog Officer!

Toads and the Bobbits Lane Toad Patrol volunteers

A focus on Bobbits Lane Local Nature Reserve

Common wading birds identification on our local estuaries

Details of around 150 events, activities, work parties, walks, talks and other things to do

and much, much more….

You can collect a hard copy of the magazine, free of charge, from Holywells Park or Christchurch Park visitor centres, or the Tourist Information centre and most libraries.

Local Wildlife News magazine – September to December 2016

lwn cover sept-dec 2016 smallThe latest edition of Local Wildlife News, covering the period from September to December 2016 is now available.

Click on the cover image to download (pdf format 1.8MB)

This issue includes:

The Greenways Annual Report for 2015/16

Risks to our wildlife post-‘Brexit’

Grass snakes in Ipswich parks and green spaces

Update on Purdis Heath by Butterfly Conservation

Holywells Park orchard

and details of more than 140 local events and activities for you to join in…….