Wild Weedon - Weedon Wildlife Group
Who are Wild Weedon?
Weedon Wildlife Group - otherwise known as "Wild Weedon" - aims to protect and promote the wellbeing of wildlife and nature in and around Weedon village.
Run by volunteers, we're a friendly bunch who welcome new members; you can have as much - or as little - involvement as you like!
Our tasks involve:
- Mapping and observing wildlife
- Getting stuck in with building birdhouses, hedgehog homes, bug hotels etc
- Planning and running events and activities
Contact Wild Weedon
If you'd like to know more, please contact one of the committee. We'd love to hear from you.
Wendy Kett, Treasurer
Keep checking back to see what's coming up. Contact Sally Jones for details of how to join in.
April 16th 2022 Swift Nestbox Building Workshop
Paul Winrow led a group of adult volunteers making nest boxes for swifts at Manor Farmhouse barn. 20 boxes were completed and will be made available to residents for a donation of £10 each to Wild Weedon funds. We hope to get an appropriate ladder-trained skilled person to erect the boxes round the village. They have to be set up high on gable ends of buildings.
April 10th 2022 Easter Wildlife Trail
November 6th 2021 Ceremonial Planting of 5 Elms
October 2021 Pumpkin Trail
To coincide with Halloween, the Pumpkin Trail was enjoyed by many villagers on Sunday 31st October, which turned out to be not quite such a bad day weather-wise.
September 2021 Hedgehog and Bug Hotel Workshop
Paul Winrow led a group of adult and child volunteers making hedgehog boxes and filling bug hotels at Manor Farmhouse barn. Blessed with lovely weather, the adults assembled 6 hedgehog boxes and the children helped to fill 6 bug hotels with hollow sticks, fir cones and bark. Several of the finished wildlife boxes are installed around the village already, and you can apply to have one in your garden in exchange for a donation.
September Wildlife Talk and AGM
On Thursday 16th September Phil Townsend, Warden of the Aston Clinton Ragpits gave a talk illustrated with many wonderful pictures (taken by him) on the wildlife of this hidden gem - a local BBOWT reserve which boasts numerous species of orchids and butterflies.
This was followed by the group's first AGM.
June Wildflower Trail
On Sunday 27th June, despite non-flaming-June weather, a Wildflower Trail around the village was another great success.
May Meeting with Bucks Owl and Raptor Group
The meeting included a presentation by Norman Shephard from the Bucks Owl and Raptor Group (BORG) about the owls and raptors we might encounter around Weedon, their activities, and how we humans in Weedon might help.
April Nest Box Workshop
Hot on its heels, we gathered a team of Weedon volunteers to construct bird boxes suited to Robins and Blue Tits. We had a productive - and fun! - afternoon. Thanks fot Colin and Joanna Rose for lending the workshop, and to Paul Winrow for organising and providing the tools.
2021 Easter Nature Trail
Despite the chilly weather, over 50 folk of all ages followed the Trail – written in rhyme!! - along some of the Public Footpaths around the village, ending with a goodie bag for the young-in-heart with easter eggs and a certificate! A really fun first event for Wild Weedon!!