Wild About Warnham


Caring for our Environment and Restoring Biodiversity

Globally, we are facing an environmental crisis.
Climate change, extreme biodiversity loss and plastic pollution are posing an unprecedented threat to humanity and the natural world.

But what about Warnham?

Warnham is a pleasant and predominantly rural Parish and yet, even here, biodiversity loss is happening at an alarming rate.

From local observations in Warnham Parish, made over the last thirty years, there have been dramatic declines in the number of birds, bats and other mammals, butterflies, moths, bees, other pollinating insects and wildflowers.

Barn Owl Box

Less than ten years ago, the Parish was a stronghold for birds such as the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Willow Tit, both of which are now probably extinct locally.  Farmland birds such as the Skylark, Kestrel and Swallow, that were once common and widespread are now scarce or absent from much of the Parish.  The iconic Lapwing has probably been lost as a regular breeding species and the Nightingale is on the brink.

Willow Tit

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

The same is true for many other species.

As a response to these losses and the wider environmental threats we all face, a new project, WILD ABOUT WARNHAM, is being planned to get underway in 2020.   The project is intended to raise awareness of environmental issues and suggest ways in which we can all take action to reverse biodiversity loss and help prevent further environmental damage at a local (parish) level.

More details will be announced soon but if you would like to become involved with the project, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01403 790664, or call David Bridges on 078 408 71755 for more information.

Wild About Warnham


Caring for our Environment and Restoring Biodiversity

Globally, we are facing an environmental crisis.
Climate change, extreme biodiversity loss and plastic pollution are posing an unprecedented threat to humanity and the natural world.

But what about Warnham?

Warnham is a pleasant and predominantly rural Parish and yet, even here, biodiversity loss is happening at an alarming rate.

From local observations in Warnham Parish, made over the last thirty years, there have been dramatic declines in the number of birds, bats and other mammals, butterflies, moths, bees, other pollinating insects and wildflowers.

Barn Owl Box

Less than ten years ago, the Parish was a stronghold for birds such as the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Willow Tit, both of which are now probably extinct locally.  Farmland birds such as the Skylark, Kestrel and Swallow, that were once common and widespread are now scarce or absent from much of the Parish.  The iconic Lapwing has probably been lost as a regular breeding species and the Nightingale is on the brink.

Willow Tit

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

The same is true for many other species.

As a response to these losses and the wider environmental threats we all face, a new project, WILD ABOUT WARNHAM, is being planned to get underway in 2020.   The project is intended to raise awareness of environmental issues and suggest ways in which we can all take action to reverse biodiversity loss and help prevent further environmental damage at a local (parish) level.

More details will be announced soon but if you would like to become involved with the project, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01403 790664, or call David Bridges on 078 408 71755 for more information.