Wild Worcester

Landsdowne allotments (c) Jane Sedgeley StrachanLandsdowne allotments (c) Jane Sedgeley Strachan

Wild Worcester is inspiring residents and visitors to protect, increase and make the most of the wonderful wildlife that makes its home in our county's capital.

We’re a Heritage Lottery funded project celebrating Worcester’s natural and cultural heritage, focusing on the species and habitats for which the city and county are nationally important: slow-worms, great crested newts, meadows, wildflowers, old fruit trees and orchards.

Wildlife on your doorstep

Building a hibernaculum (c) Worcester City CouncilThere are 18 wildlife sites, 8 parks and 25 allotment sites in Worcester that provide vital habitats for wildlife and wonderful opportunities for people to get closer to nature.

Join us at numerous activities, walks and talks in these green spaces over the next few months.

Wild gardens

City gardens are life-lines for wildlife and what you do in your garden makes a huge difference. Take a look at our wildlife gardening pages to see what simple things you can do to make your garden more attractive to wildlife. Follow the links to discover what you can do in your garden each month or to download our gardening fact sheets.

Why not join us at our events for inspiration? 

Wildlife on the map

Wanted! Do you have old orchard trees, great crested newts or slow-worms in your garden? We’re working with Worcestershire Biological Records Centre to create a Wild Worcester Map so please complete our Wild Worcester Wildlife short survey if you've got any of these in your garden or seen them in the city.

How you can help

Wild Worcester and Friends of Diglis Fields sowing wildflowers (c) Worcester City CouncilMaybe you’ll find space for a log pile in your garden to help slow-worms and newts.  Perhaps you’ll plant a fruit tree or sow a small patch of wildflowers.  Could you volunteer to be a wildlife ambassador on your street?   Are you a member of an allotment, orchard or gardening group that would like to get involved to help wildlife on your patch?   Would you like to help out at events across the city to inspire even more people to get involved with the project?

By working together we can all learn more about Worcester’s special wildlife and how to create more wildlife-friendly gardens, allotments and parks to have a better connected, wildlife-rich city.

Get in touch

Please email Project Officer Jane Sedgeley-Strachan or call her on 01905 754919 / 07815 775057 if you’d like find out more about Wild Worcester, to become involved or if you would like Jane to visit your group and give a talk.

Our volunteer supporter group in Worcester also runs a series of walks talks and other activities to learn more about wildlife on your doorstep.

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