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Oxford Urban Wildlife GroupOxford Urban Wildlife Group

Oxford Urban Wildlife Group aims to discover and conserve, for the benefit of the public at large, the wildlife interest and amenity of wildlife areas in Oxford. The Group has been involved in the creation and maintenance of an urban nature reserve and promoting the principles and practices of nature conservation for the public, including young people. Monthly meetings.  

Activities and services:

  • Runs tasks and surveys on a regular basis at the following (amongst others):
  •   Boundary Brook Nature Reserve, including a demonstration wildlife garden and organic allotment. School visits by prior arrangement.

  • Various Oxford green sites N.B. No previous experience is necessary- training is provided

  • Holywell Cemetery Open Day – organised in conjunction with Friends of Holywell Cemetery.

  • Walks and Talks – a variety of outdoor and indoor events throughout the year, including social events.
  • Promotes wildlife gardening by
  • Selling wildflower and cottage garden seeds and plants to attract wildlife to Oxford garden 

  • Also advice and demonstrations on wildlife and organic gardening

  • Advice on wildlife queries and providing details of useful books or other sources of information.
  • Organises Open Days at Boundary Brook Nature Park and takes part in other City events.
  • Research and comments on planning applications likely to affect wildlife.
  • Speakers available to other urban groups for topics such as wildlife gardening, Oxford´s green sites, creating a nature reserve, etc.
  • Campaigning on urban wildlife issues e.g. protecting migrating toads or vulnerable wildlife areas.

Publishing an informative newsletter with local articles and listing of wildlife events together with a website

Geographic coverage:


Key contacts:

Janet Keene, 7 Norwood Avenue, Southmoor, Abingdon OX13 5AD Tel: 01865 820522
Email: [email protected]
Kathy Chicken (Miss) Tel: 01865 770742 26 Hampden Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 3LW,
Email: [email protected]


Geographical coverage - For organisations that have a geographical coverage that stretches beyond Oxfordshire, the most accessible contact for Oxfordshire activities is listed. M - These groups run a membership subscription scheme, but will very often provide initial advice free of charge NL - Newsletter This Directory may not provide the total coverage of the activities of the groups listed. It concentrates on environmental and nature conservation activities. Disclaimer:ONCF cannot accept liability for any losses due to the inaccuracy of any information in this Directory.