• Ealing Beaver Day
    On Thursday May 26th at 7pm we’re delighted to be hosting our friends from Beaver Trust at Horsenden Farm to give an evening talk followed by a panel discussion to answer some of the questions and concerns arising from our public consultation on beaver reintroduction in Ealing. Our project partners Citizen Zoo, Friends of Horsenden […]
  • Would you like to host Swift nest boxes with your neighbours? We’re looking for Swift street champions!
    In recent days the Swifts are arriving back in Ealing! We have pretty much completed phase one of our Swift project, with about 60 boxes already up and ready for inspection by adult breeding pairs who have returned to find their traditional nest site no longer present or accessible. As well as first year breeding […]
  • The Dawn Chorus
    WHY DO BIRDS SING SO GAY? (from the song, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”, originally by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers.) It’s just after five in the morning and I’ve been up an hour. It’s getting lighter by the minute and getting noisier, too. I’m an early bird today because I’m sound recording the […]
  • Raffle Winners!
    From the EWG@Costons Lane Grand Opening Day! First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who came out to the Grand Opening and supported EWG@C! I will probably do a full post about that in a few days but I wanted to list the raffle winners asap so we can get people […]
  • Grand Opening Day Costons Lane
    The big day is coming – and we can’t wait for it! This Sunday (08/05/22) marks a very important milestone for Ealing Wildlife Group: it’s the day we will officially open EWG @ Costons Lane to the public and we’re oh – so very excited about it. There is still a lot we want to […]
  • Ealing Beaver Reintroduction Project: statement of intention.
    We are excited to announce that we intend to apply for a license from Natural England to reintroduce Eurasian beavers to Ealing in a controlled enclosure trial at Paradise Fields in North Greenford. This is a joint project between Ealing Wildlife Group (EWG), Ealing Council, Citizen Zoo and Friends of Horsenden Hill, supported by experts […]
  • Could you be an Ealing Swift champion?
    We’re very excited to have exceeded our funding goal to help save Ealing’s Swifts. If you’re not aware of the campaign you can read more here: https://ealingwildlifegroup.com/ealing-wildlife-group/projects/save-ealing-swifts/save-ealings-swifts/ But now, we are looking for interested residents, business and organisations who would be happy to host some of our swift nest boxes ahead of their summer breeding […]
  • Bringing Beavers back…to Ealing?
    An exciting meeting of various stakeholders took place on January 17th 2022 to scope out the potential for an urban beaver reintroduction project in London. Ealing Wildlife Group are entering talks to partner with Ealing Council park rangers, Friends of Horsenden Hill and Citizen Zoo to apply for a licence for an enclosed urban beaver reintroduction […]
  • Update 21st Dec: Ealing Council have withdrawn Junction 2 proposal. (Ealing Council set to host Junction 2 music festival at Horsenden West meadows)
    21/12/21 5pm UPDATE: Ealing Council have now turned down the proposal to host Junction 2 music festival following urgent talks today. We are angry and disappointed to have learned in recent days that Ealing Council has agreed to host Junction 2, a dance music festival with up to 15,000 attendees at the ecologically important meadows […]
  • ‘The Harvest Mouse’ by Maria Lundy
    The Harvest Mouse Running along grasslands green The smallest rodent goes unseen, At the woodland edge they stop to feed On Fruits, flowers, and types of seed A field of hundreds and there’s more spread around the farmyard floor Our fur and white belly reflect our kind and Camouflage, so we are hard to find, with […]