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EWG is a local wildlife conservation organisation aiming to protect and educate about local wildlife and space for nature.

EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve

EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve

Kingfisher by Neil Greenhalgh

Kingfisher by Neil Greenhalgh

Sunset by Jane Ruhland

Sunset by Jane Ruhland

Volunteers at EWC@Costons Lane Nature Reserve

Volunteers at EWC@Costons Lane Nature Reserve

Barn Owl by Sean McCormack

Barn Owl by Sean McCormack

Toad in Hand by

Toad in Hand

Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing councilor for Central Greenford, cuts the bramble to officially open EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve. Photo by Trish Hart

Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing councilor for Central Greenford, cuts the bramble to officially open EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve. Photo by Trish Hart

Blue tit emerging by Megan Hutchison at the annual photography competition and exhibition.

Blue tit emerging by Megan Hutchison at the
annual photography competition and exhibition.

Cygnets by Matt Smith

Cygnets by Matt Smith

EWGers at the summer Knepp camping trip.

EWGers at the summer Knepp camping trip.

Peregrine fledgling by Malcolm Bowey

Peregrine fledgling by Malcolm Bowey

Me and My Snail by Atiya Tahseen

Me and My Snail by Atiya Tahseen

Harvest Mouse by Cathy Gilman

Harvest Mouse by Cathy Gilman

EWC@Costons Lane Cabin by Caroline Farrow

EWC@Costons Lane Cabin by Caroline Farrow

Fungus by Nigel Bewley

Fungus by Nigel Bewley

Bruce Foxington by Nabil Jacob

Bruce Foxington by Nabil Jacob

Discovery by Malgorzata Sikora

Discovery by Malgorzata Sikora

Great Crested Newts

Great Crested Newts

EWG Volunteers Paula Annette & Julie at Boles Meadow by Sean McCormack

EWG Volunteers Paula Annette & Julie at Boles Meadow by Sean McCormack

Recycling an old greenhouse frame into a bird feeding station EWC@Costons Lane by Caroline Farrow

Recycling an old greenhouse frame into a bird feeding station
EWC@Costons Lane by Caroline Farrow

Orange Ladybird by Dan Chen

Orange Ladybird by Dan Chen

Peregrine chicks being ringed, their little brother must be hiding in the bag! by Sean McCormack

Peregrine chicks being ringed, their little brother must be hiding in the bag! by Sean McCormack

Getting ready to release harvest mice to Horsenden West and Paradise Fields

Getting ready to release harvest mice to Horsenden West and Paradise Fields

EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve

EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve

Kingfisher by Neil Greenhalgh

Kingfisher by Neil Greenhalgh

Sunset by Jane Ruhland

Sunset by Jane Ruhland

What’s New!
Latest Projects
beaver

Rewilding: Beavers!

We are bringing beavers back to Ealing!

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beaver

EWG@Costons Lane

We turned an abonded neglected urban space into a nature reserve!

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Harvest Mice

Rewilding: Harvest Mice

Harvest Mice are back in Ealing after 40 years!

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Swifts

Saving Ealing’s Swifts

Our swift champions are giving these amazing birds a home!

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Latest Blogs
  • Ealing’s Hedgehog Highways project launch. Can you help?
    Blog post by Natasha Gavin, EWG Hedgehog project lead When I was growing up in Ealing, it was a rare […]
  • Our Bouncy Baby Barn Owls!
    We have baby barn owls! Watch the story unfold here!
  • How to build a low cost moth trap
    By Kish Woolmore How to make a cheap low-cost Moth Trap: Generally retail price for readymade moth traps relatively expensive, […]
  • Success! The Peregrines have fledged!
    It’s been two years in the making but at long last, the Ealing Hospital Peregrines have successfully fledged 3 chicks! […]
  • A Nature Walk around Warren Farm
    I first heard of Warren Farm from the many diverse posts shared on the EWG Facebook page, seeing numerous photos […]
  • Ealing Beaver Day
    On Thursday May 26th at 7pm we’re delighted to be hosting our friends from Beaver Trust at Horsenden Farm (Horsenden […]
Event Calendar
Sep
27
Tue
Online Talk: From the Arctic to Ealing
Sep 27 @ 6:50 pm – 7:50 pm

Following the great Eels talk led by Thames21, we have another 2 other great online talks coming, this and Connecting people and wildlife with the floodplain.

On this online talk, Dr Phil Porter from the University of Hertfordshire will be putting the Brent in the wider context of global warming.

Dr Phil is a glaciologist who has spent the last 20 years recording Arctic ice loss and European glacial melt, and advocating for immediate action to bring emissions and water waste under control.

If you’re interested in taking part of this talk, please email ealinggreenwayers@gmail.com confirming you’ll join and they will share Zoom link details with you.

We thank our colleagues from Ealing Greenwayers River Action Group from our continued collaboration. 
 
Oct
8
Sat
Volunteer Event and Open Day @ EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come join the next of our volunteer days where we’ll be working to get our new nature reserve in shape! We will be doing several different tasks over the coming months depending on the weather but tasks will include digging the wildlife garden, planting plants and trees, path maintenance, brush clearing, habitat creation etc. On the day bring wellies (seriously bring wellies) and thick gloves if you have them though we do have plenty to share. (also any forks and spades would be useful as well!) The entrance to the reserve is off Ruislip Rd across from the Lidl Car Park, we have a sign on the gate! Click here to see a map and public transport information.

The Nature Reserve will be open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so come on down and relax in this little natural paradise! 

Oct
15
Sat
Walpole Park Bird Walk @ Pitzhanger Pantry
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Walpole Park Bird Walks hosted by Nigel Dodd of West London Birders and John Wells are every third Saturday of the month, meeting outside the café for an hour walk around the park. They start at 8am from April to October and then when the clocks change at 8:30am from November to March. Some of the birds seen are Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Grey Heron, Stock Dove, Tufted Duck, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Nuthatch, Willow Warbler, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, and of course Little Owls!

6th Annual Photography Exhibition @ Walpole Park Band Stand
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

An exhibition of photography to highlight the wonderful nature and wild spaces on our doorstep, celebrating the important relationships between people and local wildlife in Ealing!

The opening ceremony, where we announce the winners of the competition and unveil the photos, will be at the bandstand at Walpole park (see map for exact location.) We will have nibbles, wine and soft drinks and it’s always a fun get together in a beautiful setting!

Oct
22
Sat
Open Day @ EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Nature Reserve will be open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so come on down and relax in this little natural paradise! 

 

Nov
12
Sat
Volunteer Event and Open Day @ EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come join the next of our volunteer days where we’ll be working to get our new nature reserve in shape! We will be doing several different tasks over the coming months depending on the weather but tasks will include digging the wildlife garden, planting plants and trees, path maintenance, brush clearing, habitat creation etc. On the day bring wellies (seriously bring wellies) and thick gloves if you have them though we do have plenty to share. (also any forks and spades would be useful as well!) The entrance to the reserve is off Ruislip Rd across from the Lidl Car Park, we have a sign on the gate! Click here to see a map and public transport information.

The Nature Reserve will be open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so come on down and relax in this little natural paradise! 

Nov
26
Sat
Open Day @ EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Nature Reserve will be open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so come on down and relax in this little natural paradise! 

 

Dec
10
Sat
Volunteer Event and Open Day @ EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come join the next of our volunteer days where we’ll be working to get our new nature reserve in shape! We will be doing several different tasks over the coming months depending on the weather but tasks will include digging the wildlife garden, planting plants and trees, path maintenance, brush clearing, habitat creation etc. On the day bring wellies (seriously bring wellies) and thick gloves if you have them though we do have plenty to share. (also any forks and spades would be useful as well!) The entrance to the reserve is off Ruislip Rd across from the Lidl Car Park, we have a sign on the gate! Click here to see a map and public transport information.

The Nature Reserve will be open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so come on down and relax in this little natural paradise! 

Dec
24
Sat
Open Day @ EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Nature Reserve will be open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so come on down and relax in this little natural paradise! 

 

Jan
14
Sat
Volunteer Event and Open Day @ EWG@Costons Lane Nature Reserve
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come join the next of our volunteer days where we’ll be working to get our new nature reserve in shape! We will be doing several different tasks over the coming months depending on the weather but tasks will include digging the wildlife garden, planting plants and trees, path maintenance, brush clearing, habitat creation etc. On the day bring wellies (seriously bring wellies) and thick gloves if you have them though we do have plenty to share. (also any forks and spades would be useful as well!) The entrance to the reserve is off Ruislip Rd across from the Lidl Car Park, we have a sign on the gate! Click here to see a map and public transport information.

The Nature Reserve will be open to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so come on down and relax in this little natural paradise! 

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About Us

Our ethos as an organisation is defined by the three C’s:

Have a look around our new website – we’re sharing details of our activities from the past and present, as well as opportunities for the future. Above all, we want to showcase what goes on behind the scenes at EWG. 

Community: 

We enjoy working with others and forging relationships with all stakeholders, groups and individuals working towards a common goal; the protection of our natural spaces and the life they contain

Conservation 

We aim to highlight and protect our flora and fauna, and the natural habitats we are lucky to have on our doorsteps in Ealing 

Collaboration

We aim to inspire, educate and foster new connections between local people, neighbourhoods and the natural world

We’re a friendly bunch and we’d love to see you at our events or at some of our volunteering opportunities. Check out our Events page to see what’s coming up.

  • Ealing Wildlife Group Collage
  • Pond dipping at Southall Manor House for the National Park City Festival
  • bug hunt, pond dip, bird watching at Acton Park for the National Park City Festival
  • Dawn Chorus Walk
  • bug hunt, pond dip, bird watching at Acton Park for the National Park City Festival
  • EWG at Northala Fields for the National Park City Festival
  • Bat Walk at the Viaduct for the National Park City Festival
  • CLNR volunteers 2
  • CLNR Volunteers
  • EWG at Southall Manor House for the National Park City Festival

The pandemic has been challenging for us, like everyone! But we’re slowly getting back to normal. Over the coming months we hope to get back to hosting volunteer days, educational and fun activities, community events and a few social get-togethers too. We will announce all upcoming opportunities here, in addition to social media. However, you should sign up for our newsletter too to make sure you don’t miss out! 

We don’t have a formal or paid membership list. Just join us on our very active Facebook group or follow us on InstagramTwitter and YouTube. Tag us too, #ealingwildlifegroup.

If you’d like to drop us a line, feel free to get in touch!

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Volunteer

Everyone involved in running Ealing Wildlife Group does so on a voluntary basis. We’re always on
the lookout for a helpful pair of hands to help us in our many projects.

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Help Ealing Wildlife Group by donating today! This helps us with day to day running of the group, as well as keeping our projects going and improving!