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.
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:
'Business as usual is no longer an option.' Join the global strike for climate action
Friday 20 September promises to be an unprecedented global demonstration of concern for the environment, as thousands of young strikers…
Thoughts on 30 Days Wild 2019 by Gemma Paul
Gemma and her two young boys had a great time taking part in 30 Days Wild this year. Discover what Random Acts of Wildness they tried…
Wilder Communities: St Alban's School
Schoolchildren at St Alban’s Primary School have banded together to make a buzz for pollinators.
Fridays for Future - A view from the latest youth strike for climate in Portsmouth
Jenni Jones, Marine Champion and volunteer, took to the streets of Portsmouth with people of all ages to call for a wilder future.
Team Wilder: The Jay Family
15 year old Anna Jay and her family have taken action for the environment by cutting their plastic use for Lent.
Team Wilder: Swift Man
Ron Cooke is known by his neighbours as the ‘swift man’ thanks to the nest boxes he has put up at his home in Southampton – resulting in…
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
Let's create a Wilder Future
We’ve reached a point where our natural world is in critical condition and needs our help to put it into recovery.It’s not too late to bring our wildlife back, but we must act now.
Join our campaign for a #WilderFuture and take simple actions for nature’s recovery.