The Wildlife Trust Beds, Cambs & Northants

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The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire (BCN) is the local wildlife conservation charity protecting wildlife across the three counties.

Find a wildlife reserve near you

The BCN Wildlife Trust looks after 128 nature reserves. To learn more about places to see wildlife around Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire please click here

More about this trust

Wildlife Watch groups 

Watch Group meetings include activities such as pond-dipping, looking for mini-beasts, bird watching, mammal tracking, Nature Reserve visits, badger and bat watching, arts and crafts and wildlife games.


Watch Groups are for children usually aged between 8 and 12 years. At the discretion of the Watch Group Leader children less than 8 years of age may be able to attend Watch meetings, but they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.


Greenwatch groups

Greenwatch groups are for young people aged 13 years and above. Conservation tasks and projects undertaken include activities such as butterfly monitoring, and scrub and pond clearance.


Could you help us?

We are looking for new Watch leaders. Do you love working with children and have a passion for wildlife? Could you give us a few hours of your time each month to help run a Watch Group as part of a team?


We need leaders for the following groups: East Carlton near Corby, Stotfold and Ferry Meadows. For more information contact the Watch Officer, Amanda Brookes on 01733 687515 or email her on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Events for families and children

Listing of upcoming Watch events or events suitable for children and families can be found at


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