Find us on FacebookIpswich Wildlife Group

Ipswich Wildlife Group (IWG) is a registered charity, relying entirely on volunteers, that promotes interest in, and conservation of, wildlife and habitats in and around Ipswich.

Silver-studded Blues

We seek to inform and educate the local communities of Ipswich about the wildlife and habitats that can be found in the area, and the issues affecting them, as well as involve local people practical wildlife conservation.

To continue to do this, we need all the members & support that we can get (information about joining IWG).

Latest News & Photos

Find us on FacebookRead the latest IWG news on our facebook page, including details of work parties and events. You can also see a variety of photos that people have submitted.

Do you grown runner beans or peas in your garden or allotment?
If so, don't miss...

Ipswich Beanpole Day

in association with National Beanpole Week

Buy locally produced Beanpoles & Peasticks

Sunday 27th April 2014, 11am - 3pm

Spring Wood - via Bobbits Lane [Map]

For further details phone 01473 726082

News of IWG events, activities and campaigns appear in the "Local Wildlife News" magazine , which carries news of many of the conservation organisations operating in and around Ipswich. It is published three times a year (currently Jan, May & Sept). Printed copies are delivered to IWG members.

IWG’s event programme can be found in the Green Living Centre "What's On" guide, along with details of events organised by many other local groups. Details of events also appear in LWN.

We also have a photo gallery on (opens new tab or window) which has a selection of stunning photos of wildlife that can be found around Ipswich, and photos of the conservation work that IWG volunteers carry out.

Get Involved

IWG holds a joint monthly conservation work party with the Friends of Belstead Brook Park in Spring Wood: come along and get involved! Find out more here...

Details of other events can be found in the Green Living Centre "What's On" guide.

Recent Projects & Events

Wildlife Homes

Downloadable plans for a selection of wildlife homes and habitat features used by IWG, the Greenways Project and other local groups.

Joining Ipswich Wildlife Group

Joining IWG brings many benefits both to you and the group as a whole - find out more here.


IWG Committee

Ray Sidaway   Chairman
Colin Hullis   Secretary
Barry Broom   Minutes Secretary
Kit Kitson   Treasurer
John Welsh    
Tina Kitson    
Peter Locke    
Gerry Donlon    
John Read