Ealing Wildlife Group is an inclusive community of locals interested in nature and wildlife in the Borough of Ealing and beyond. We have several conservation projects going throughout the Borough, and we run our own urban nature reserve in Greenford. We share knowledge, sightings, and photos, seek advice, organise educational events, arrange outings and celebrate the wonderful wildlife we share our surroundings with.
Relying on citizen science we are a dedicated group of volunteers, local experts and amateur naturalists. We collect and submit data on biodiversity in Ealing.
Our overall aim is to build a community of like-minded individuals. We are all passionate about nature, keen to learn more and all see the value in actively conserving it.
Sean McCormack set up EWG in 2016. Sean is a vet and lifelong naturalist, he has a passion for wildlife conservation and education. After someone enquired about bats in the Hanwell Viaduct, Sean asked if there was any interest in educational bat walks in the borough. Following an overwhelming response from keen locals, EWG Facebook Group was formed and Summer bat walks became the first activity.
Since 2016, EWG has grown steadily in membership. We have secured funding for several community environmental projects and launched a highly successful wildlife photography competition and public exhibition. The main hub of activity and discussion remains the Facebook group. Here members can truly appreciate the diversity of wildness on our doorstep through others’ observations and posts.