Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch, the junior wing of the Wildlife Trusts, is an exciting nature
club for kids from around 6 to 14 years old. It's a great way to explore
your surroundings and get closer to the wildlife you share it with.


The Wildlife Watch website has wildlife news, games, downloads and competitions. Kids can make their own nature diaries and spotting sheets.


Wildlife Watch groups

There are Wildlife Watch groups around the county. Joining a local group is a great way to explore nature in the company of like-minded young people. Usually meeting once a month for a couple of hours at a weekend, activities can range from minibeasting to bushcraft.
Being outdoors and experiencing nature for real is a great change from staring at a computer or TV screen and that’s not just the kids! The leaders, many of them volunteers have a great time exploring too.

Find a group near you

Joining Wildlife Watch

It costs £17 per year to join up to four children at the same address to Wildlife Watch. Or you can convert your existing adult membership to the family category for £40. This means you will also get the Watch mailings sent to your children, along with your usual "Lapwings".

Once every four months, the Wildlife Watch mailing arrives, containing “Wildlife Watch”, a 24-page action-packed magazine, full of wildlife information, news and competitions. Tucked inside is a colour poster to put on your wall and Lincolnshire’s own newsletter, “Cool of the Wild” with local meeting dates, news and a competition.

Watch members can also buy a special club T-shirt for £5. They can choose between a green wildlife Watch T-shirt or yellow "Don't bug me, I'm Wildlife Watching" T-shirt. 


Watch awards

Children can take part in the Awards: Hedgehog (also available for non-members), Kestrel and Nature Ranger, which is a fun way to get more involved with wildlife activities.


Adults - Become a Leader

A national network of local Wildlife Watch groups covers most of the UK. Each one is run by a volunteer, perhaps someone like yourself. A typical Wildlife Watch leader is someone who enjoys working with children, is enthusiastic and concerned about wildlife and the environment, and enjoys being out of doors. No specialist knowledge is required.

If you feel you would like to start a group in your area, we are here to help you. We will provide:

  • a Leader's Pack covering a wide range of facts, from wildlife information to fund raising techniques
  • LINK magazine - specially produced four times a year to update you on current events, news and ideas for activities
  • advance notice of all projects or news
  • low-cost training courses to help you run a group
  • special access to nature reserves in some areas
  • full public liability insurance

Once you have been registered, all materials and services are provided free. But you may prefer to help an existing group. By doing this you will find out more about how Wildlife Watch works, and what fun it can be. Adult helpers are always welcome as a useful extra pair of hands.







A-Z of Wildlife

Photo of Tawny Owl

Name: Tawny Owl

Scientific name: Strix aluco

Category: Birds of prey

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Wildlife Watch You Tube channel

Wildlife Skills - Owl Pellets

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