Ipswich Wildlife Group


Ipswich Wildlife Group (IWG) is a registered charity, relying entirely on volunteers, that promotes 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 programme 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 Project, Friends 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).

Latest News

Toad Patrol


Introductory Meeting, Tuesday 13th February 2018, at the Scout Hall, Stock Park Drive at 7pm

We will be outlining how and why we do the toad patrol and cover identification of species you are likely to see.

Everyone welcome - Free event

For further information please contact the Greenways Project on 01473 433995 or email: toads@greenlivingcentre.org.uk

Give as you live


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Martlesham Heath 'Megabash


Join other volunteers for a day of practical wildlife conservation - clearing invading scrub to improve this nationally important habitat for the Silver-studded Blue butterfly, and a wide range of other heathland wildlife.