Join Team Wilder
Together with our neighbours, families and friends, we can create wilder communities for nature's recovery.
Not only are wildlife-rich patches in urban environments vital stepping stones within the nature network, but they bring so many benefits to our health, wellbeing and joy.
Parks, allotments, school grounds and community spaces can all offer something for nature, and many of you have been getting together to make changes for wildlife in your villages, towns and cities.
No one knows your local community better than you, so we're here to help you connect with and be inspired by others making a difference in theirs.
Find out more about our plan for nature’s recovery
Our vision for a wilder future is beautiful and vital:
We want great places to live that are good for people and good for wildlife.
We want nature to be normal, for children to grow up with wild green spaces to explore.
We want a deafening din, a cacophony of chiping, churring and buzzing.
Be inspired by others taking action
There are so many people and groups in our two counties, who have first hand experience of the opportunities, challenges and joy of organising wildlife activities in their neighbourhoods.
Whether you'd like to know more about adopting and looking after a hedgerow, how to get together with neighbours to install swift boxes and create a colony, or working with your local school to set up a wild area - there are brilliant people out there who've already done it and can share their experience.
And here are some fabulous case studies showcasing some of the brilliant community-led initiatives helping wildlife across our counties:
Frances Annie Place becomes Wilder
Last week work finally started on the development of Frances Annie Place as part of our Wilder Portsmouth initiative. A group of local…
Oil Beetles and Yellow Flowers
Education Officer, Susan Simmonds, takes some peaceful moments away from the chaos of life to notice the signs of Spring in her garden…
Wilder Dreams, Small Spaces
Team Wilder member and Southsea resident, Adam Humphrys, used his small garden to create some big spaces for wildlife.
My Mini Meadow
Team Wilder member, Janette Stroud, from the Isle of Wight, stopped mowing her lawn last Summer. Within weeks, she found her garden was…
A Greener Future for our Villages
Team Wilder's local villages in the Test Valley are coming together to take community action to tackle climate change and…
The Wildflower Island Project
Based in Hayling, the Wildflower Island Project aims to help protect and enhance the natural beauty they have on their doorstep. They…
As well learning from other community groups, here are some useful resources to inspire and help you get involved:
Volunteer with us
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our work. Whether it's sharing your enthusiasm for wildlife, getting stuck in caring for our nature reserves, or checking in on our livestock, we always welcome new volunteers to help local wildlife.
Tell us your story
If you have a great story of how your community has made a difference for wildlife, drop us an email with your story so that we can share it to inspire others