Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group is a friendly circle of people of all ages and backgrounds, who have an interest in learning about and conserving wildlife. We focus on East London – mainly Wanstead Flats and Park and nearby parts of southern Epping Forest but also surrounding areas and neighbouring parts of Essex. So why not join the Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group (go to the Membership page for details). Enjoy, learn about and help conserve these beautiful natural surroundings. Make new friends. Walks, talks, practical work and more ……..
Our green open spaces are a welcome breathing space in a busy city and vital for our health and well-being
Wren is the local charity aimed at conserving the local open spaces that so many of us love and that are home to a vast range of wildlife, some of which is rare
Through a range of activities Wren provides information and a voice for local people, to learn about and to influence the management and conservation of our local environment
Given global and more localised threats to our environment and climate, we need to work to save local green spaces for ourselves and for future generations
Join us to learn about and help conserve the beautiful and natural surroundings of Wanstead Flats, the Park and adjoining areas.
What We Do
Recording: Group members collect and record information about the wildlife of the area. This is often used to publish reports on the flora and fauna of southern Epping Forest
Lobbying: We use the wildlife information collected by members to inform Wren’s advice to the Conservators of Epping Forest and other key local bodies and representatives. This enables Wren to make factual and balanced responses to the changes and developments taking place locally
Practical work: We carry out regular activities such as pond clearing, ditch digging and tree planting, and help to clear litter from time to time. This mainly takes place in Wanstead Park but can also be in other areas with other groups
Communication: Wren publishes a newsletter four times a year which is sent free to members. Our website includes details of forthcoming work and events, as well as responses to local developments and consultations
Walking, talking and learning: Outings are arranged throughout the year, both in local areas and in Essex and the Home Counties. These are often led by local specialists. They involve walking with opportunities to see common or more unusual birds, plants or animals, or to learn something about wildlife. Seasonal specials include dawn chorus walks and late evening bat walks. Regular indoor meetings are organised with guest speakers with expertise in areas such as natural history, gardening and local history