Become a member
Play a crucial role in restoring habitats across the Wychwood area by joining us today.
What's the problem?
In 2017, the State of Nature in Oxfordshire report found that nature in our area is on a knife edge. We are home to nationally rare grasslands, but they are in decline. Local woodland cover has increased in recent decades, but species like the turtle dove still face extinction. The increasing fragmentation of local habitats limits species' chances, yet we are more aware of this than ever before.
There is cause for alarm, but also cause for hope.
What's the solution?
The number one thing we must do to protect local wildlife is to create larger, more connected areas of high quality habitats. We can't expect isolated nature reserves to protect the wildlife we love anymore—it's time to make new spaces for nature.
That's exactly what we do.
We create new habitats from degraded land, making spaces for nature and people to enjoy. Our suite of 5 nature reserves are refuges for rare local wildlife, from common lizards to woodcocks to meadow clary.
We also work with landowners and communities to link up existing habitats. Our wonderful team of volunteer hedgelayers and dry stone wallers create wildlife-friendly links across the Wychwood area. We champion and support connectivity initiatives from wildlife-friendly verges to nature recovery networks.
...but we can't do it without you.
Your support is vital to our work. With your help we know we can turn the tide on nature's decline in our very special area—but we can't do it without you.