Ipswich Wildlife Group


Ipswich Wildlife Group (IWG) is a registered charity, relying entirely on volunteers, that promote interest in, and conservation of, wildlife and habitats in and around Ipswich (UK).

We seek to inform and educate the local communities of Ipswich about the wildlife and habitats that can be found in the area, and the issues affecting them, as well as involve local people practical wildlife conservation.

  • We produce a 4-monthly magazine and event program covering not only IWG events but also those of other “green” organisations and groups around Ipswich.
  • We hold regular work parties to carry out practical conservation tasks such as coppicing woodland, clearing scrub from heathland, mowing and raking wildflower meadows. Anyone is welcome to come along to these. No special skills are required – we will teach you!
  • We bid for grants to improve wildlife and green areas around Ipswich.
  • We work closely with the Greenways ProjectFriends of Belstead Brook Park and other local groups with similar aims.

News of IWG events, activities and campaigns appear in the “Local Wildlife News” magazine, which carries news of many of the conservation organisations operating in and around Ipswich. It is published three times a year, printed copies are delivered to IWG members.

To continue to do this, we need all the members and support that we can get join here.

In Memory of Ray Sidaway

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Ipswich Wildlife Group chairman Ray Sidaway. Ray died on Thursday 10th January 2019 in Ipswich Hospital with his family around him. Ray went into hospital in early December and was diagnosed with a rare heart infection from which he never recovered.

Ray will be greatly missed by this group and others for which he tirelessly volunteered his time, effort, enthusiasm, knowledge and wisdom.

Any enquires that would have gone to Ray, could they please be sent to iwg@wildipswich.org.

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