Local Wildlife News magazine

A news and events diary from wildlife and conservation groups in the Ipswich area, produced by the Greenways Countryside Project.

If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the newsletter and events diary, you’ll need to join one of the organisations that distributes LWN to it’s members (e.g. Ipswich Wildlife GroupSuffolk Wildlife TrustFriends of Belstead Brook Park) – if you’d like advice on this, please contact us at greenways.project@ipswich.gov.uk.


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.

 


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: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/diary/diary.php

 


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!


Local Wildlife News September to December 2015

LWN cover Sept 2015

 The issue of Local Wildlife News, covering September to December 2015 is now available.

Click on the cover image to download (pdf format 2.2Mb).

Printed copies of the magazine should be available from the Tourist Information centre in Ipswich; Christchurch Park (Reg Driver Visitor Centre) and Holywells Park Stable Block, as well as some libraries.

This issue includes:

the Greenways Project Annual Report for 2014-2015;

IWG Wildlife Homes project – ‘behind the scenes’;

Glow worms at Piper’s Vale;

‘Defend our Nature’ – report from the RSPB local group, summarizing the slightly worrying state of our wildlife;

news and interesting articles from 12 local conservation groups;

and a full events listing including walks, talks, events, activities and conservation work parties


Local Wildlife News Magazine – May to August 2015

LWN May 2015 coverThe issue of Local Wildlife News covering May to August 2015 is now available, click on the cover picture to download (PDF format 2MB).

This issue includes: reports from the Friends Groups of Belstead Brook Park, The Dales Local Nature Reserve,Holywells Park, and Christchurch Park.

A feature on Stoke Park Wood Local Nature Reserve

An intorduction to Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s ‘Closer To Nature’ project.

An updates on ‘Wildlife Homes’

and full details of local events including guided walks, talks, activities and conservation work parties.

Details of events can be found in the Green Living Centre “What’s On” diary.


Local Wildlife News Jan to May 2015

jan 15 coverLWN

The issue of Local Wildlife News covering January to May 2015 is now available.

Click on the cover picture to download (PDF format, 1.75MB).

This issue includes:

a special feature on stag beeltles and what you can do to help them;

an update on Purdis Heath and the Silver-studded blue butterflies;

the dormice of Belstead Brook Park; and

details of local events including guided walks, work parties and talks

Details of events can also be found in the Green Living Centre “What’s On”.


Local Wildlife News Sept-Dec 2014

LWN Cover Sept-Dec 2014The issue of Local Wildlife News covering Sept-Dec 2014 is now available.

Click on the cover picture to download (PDF format, 1.6MB).

This issue includes:

  • Greenways Annual Report for 2013-14
  • First article from the Friends of the Dales
  • Recent Suffolk rare bird news from SOG
  • Moths at Pipers Vale
  • Details of local events including guided walks, work parties and talks

Details of events can also be found in the Green Living Centre “What’s On”.


Local Wildlife News – May 2014

Local Wildlife News May 2014

The issue of Local Wildlife News covering May – Sept 2014 is now available.

Click  on the cover picture to download (PDF format, 1.6MB).

This issue includes:

  • A special feature on 20 years of the Greenways Countryside Project
  • SWT Hedgehog survey
  • IWG ‘Homes for Wildlife’ project