This page last updated on
7th January 2016
by Clive Ormonde
Welcome to the Henley Wildlife Group web site

About the group ...

The main aim of the Henley Wildlife Group is to improve Henley's open spaces for wildlife. We have a licence agreement with the Town Council to manage some areas on Mill Meadows for wildlife, and we are working on returning a small part of the Meadows to wet flower-rich meadow and reed bed, an example of the type of vegetation which would once have been common along the banks of the Thames.

Many lovely wetland plants grow on Mill Meadows but they need a more natural environment in order for them to flourish. Increasingly threatened plants such as Cuckoo Flower, Ragged Robin and Marsh Marigold grow on the Meadows, and Southern Marsh Orchids used to grow there. A wildlife area will enable these plants to spread, and it will provide a home for a variety of invertebrates, and a good feeding place for many resident and migrant birds.

The Henley Wildlife Group organises meetings and work parties to care for the conservation areas in the town and anyone with an interest in nature conservation is welcome to come along. A newsletter will be circulated to members advertising the dates and times, or just click on the Events link on the left of each page. The group is affiliated to TCV (The Conservation Volunteers), formerly the BTCV.

We owe thanks to our local Wildlife Trust, BBOWT. Without their support and guidance the work of HWG and other similar groups in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire would be very difficult, if not impossible.

The Henley Bird Report ...

Click here for a copy of the Henley Bird Report as appeared in the Henley Standard, October 2011.

The Mill Meadows Bat Survey Report ...

Click here for a copy of the Mill Meadows Bat Survey Report, 2014. The survey was kindly paid for by Henley Town Council.

Pond Restoration work in December 2015 ...

Click here for photos of the three ponds at Mill Meadows before, during and after restoration.

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