Abbots Leigh Wildlife Group


ALWG is a voluntary group working to promote the wealth of wildlife in the village and conserve habitats for its survival. We are keen to help everyone look after and encourage village wildlife, and share ideas each month in the village magazine, The Link, with posts regularly added to our monthly updates page.

With the help of local specialists we collect data on species living in or passing through the village. With the help of North Somerset Biodiversity and Tree Officers and International NGOs, we forward advice on land management to support our local wildlife.

We organise events for children and adults through the summer months, to interact with the landscape and its inhabitants and in the quieter months we run the Winter Wildlife Lecture Series. Everyone is welcome to join these events. Have a look at the events page for up to date information.

We are dedicated to help sustain wildlife in Abbots Leigh’s gardens and can offer help and advice on making your garden wildlife-friendly. ALWG's activities include:

  • volunteer Tree Wardens;
  • a village Toad Patrol;
  • a meadows group for interested landowners;
  • surveys of birds, moths, butterflies, otter, hedgehogs and dormice in the village; and
  • contribute wildlife sightings to the BRERC records and the Nature in Avon and Avon Birds annual reports.

We have also worked with a local wildlife organisation, Secret World, over several years now returning owls to the wild after rescue and rehabilitation.  In 2010, ALWG organised a village BioBlitz surveying Abbots Pool and woodland for an 18 hour stretch with a team of naturalists.

If you would like to know more, or have any questions about wildlife or habitat management, please email us.

If you need help with an animal or wildlife issue, our emergency phone number is 07771 963504.