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.


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…….



New Local Wildlife News magazine – Jan to April 2016

lwn cover jan 2016Welcome to the latest edition of Local Wildlife News magazine, produced by the Greenways Project to promote the activities and events of conservation groups in the Ipswich area.

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

In this edition:

Landseer Park grassland restoration project

Urban birds – house sparrows and swifts etc

Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey

Fungi in Spring Wood

and much more – including more than 60 events and practical activities to get involved in!

Belstead Brook Park ‘Megabash’

Fancy a bonfire and some good old-fashioned hard work this Sunday?

Sunday 15th November 2015 – 10.00am to 3.30pm – meet at Bobbits Lane Car Park

Come and join the Greenways Project, Ipswich Wildlife Group and the Friends of Belstead Brook Park for a day of woodland coppicing, scrub clearing, dead hedging and cooking baked potatoes in the bonfire.

We’ll be working in Spring Wood and Kiln Meadow Local Nature Reserves- two of the finest wildlife sites in the Ipswich area and local experts are on hand to tell you about the history and wildlife of the area whilst we work.

The work includes raking up cut grass from the meadow and felling small trees that are invading the grassland, reducing its value for amphibians and reptiles. In addition, the Ipswich Wildlife Group Spring Wood volunteers will be carrying out the ancient art of coppicing in the Wood to start creating this year’s crop of beanpoles and peasticks for gardeners and allotment holders.

A lovely bonfire will hopefully stave off the worst of the autumnal weather and allow us to cook baked potatoes for the end of the session.

No experience is required, we provide all the necessary tools, instruction, guidance and tea coffee and biscuits!

For more information please see the poster below (click on link), or call James on 01473 433995 or 07736 826076 (including on the day)

BBP Megabash 2015 for web


Spring Wood Day event

Spring Wood Day – Bank Holiday Monday 4th May – 11.00am to 4.00pm

A wonderful free event, ideal for children and families, to celebrate ‘spring’, ‘wood’ and ‘Spring Wood’!

Join us and Ipswich Wildlife Group and a host of other local conservation groups for a fun day of practical activities, guided walks, wildlife displays, live folk music, Morris dancing, maypole dancing and much more!

Poster for Spring Wood Day 2015