Whitchurch Branch

Discover nature in Whitchurch

Brown Moss 2017 - Malcolm Monie

Volunteering opportunities

  • Greenfields Local Nature Reserve working parties on the third Tuesday of the month: 9.30 am - 3.30 pm. Limited "socially distanced" work is continuing but we cannot take on new volunteers during the present COVID-19 epidemic.
  • Butterfly surveys at Greenfields on 3rd Friday from March to October: 1.30pm - 3.30pm - These are currently suspended. Please report any butterfly sightings via the Facebook page [below] or email the branch.
  • Visit the Greenfields LNR Facebook page.

Upcoming events

All talks start at 7.30 pm at Whitchurch Infant & Nursery Academy off Station Road, SY13 1RJ [Grid ref SJ 547 413] Wildlife Trust members £3, Non-members £4, u18s £1, incl tea/coffee from 7.15pm.

Wednesday 8th April 2020  - Making a Wild Future: from Scrapyards to Beavers - Colin Preston, CEO of Shropshire Wildlife Trust.  The talk will follow the branch AGM  Cancelled, Local members will receive reports by email.

Saturday 2nd May   Nature on Your Doorstep family event at Greenfields - cancelled

Local wildlife sites

  • Whitchurch is well known for being at the centre of a significant local water vole population. One place you might see these iconic creatures is in the brook under the footbridge between White Lion Meadow car park and the swimming pool. Local sites remain open for you to enjoy but remember to keep your distance [over 2 metres] from other people.
  • Greenfields Local Nature Reserve This SWT reserve on the western edge of town near the Llangollen Canal is managed by the Whitchurch Branch. Read more
  • Melverley Meadows [SWT Reserve] is about 3 miles south east  just outside the village of Ash. Read more
  • Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve, home of the current BogLIFE project to restore the Marches Mosses, is only a few miles to the south west of town. Read more
  • Prees Heath Common, Butterfly Conservation's reserve for the silver-studded blue butterfly is just 2 miles to the south. Read more
  • Prees Heath East - a small site on the edge of common. Read more
  • Brown Moss [Shropshire Council countryside site] lies a mile to the south east. Read more

Contact: Malcolm Monie

Email: Whitchurch@ShropshireWildlifeTrust.org.uk


Visit Whitchurch

We have several Nature Reserves in and around Whitchurch.