Wildlife

Marvellous mammals, beautiful birds, inspiring invertebrates and awesome amphibians.

Allotment Revamp

Projects

We thought it might be a good time to update you on the wildlife allotment progress. The pond is now looking fab. We have newts, frogs and ramhorn snails in there as well as pond skaters and other insects. The bees, birds, dragonflies and damselflies … Read more


Swifts – ancient bird yet vulnerable to extinction. How can we help?

Events GuestSpeaker News Talks

Only on our shores for 3 months of the year to breed, the Swift is an ancient and most amazing bird!  Not landing from birth until approx. 3 years old they eat, sleep, drink, and mate on the wing.  They adapted well to urbanisation, and took to … Read more


Photo credit: Jon Perry

Watch out for Asian Hornets

News

Asian Hornets are spreading across the South East of the UK and causing problems with bee hives. They are also a threat to our wild bees and other pollinators. Please read the article in Chiswick Calendar written by our Founder, Jo Gilbert. Click here to … Read more


Snout’s First Trip Out! A book written for hedgehogs (and young humans)

Hedgehogs

Joanne Gilbert, Founder of WildChiswick, has written a book for children about hedgehogs. This is a children’s book with beautiful illustrations, a lovely story with an educational element explaining what hedgehogs need from us to help them survive.   The book costs £6.99 plus postage … Read more


Case Studies on Amphibian Rescues at Chiswick Business Park

Projects Volunteers

For several years now a determined group of volunteers have been rescuing newts and toads from the Chiswick Business Park where they hibernate before heading to the lake in Spring to spawn. Here are two case studies, written by Sivi Sivanesan, that cover the work … Read more


EXHIBIT OF PHOTO COMP WINNERS/RUNNERS-UP

We will be exhibiting the winner and runner-up photos from our photo competition across Chiswick over the next few months. Some sites still need to be finalised. Here are a few that are final. Do come along and have a look. You can read the … Read more


Saving amphibians across Chiswick Business Park

News Volunteers

For several years now, volunteers have been rescuing toads and newts that find themselves crushed or falling down drains and drowing at the Chiswick Business Park. They need more volunteers – especially once Spring arrives. Read the article written in this weeks’ Chiswick Calendar to … Read more


Toad on the tarmac at Chiswick Business Park - Clare Arnold

A celebration of nature in Chiswick

Projects

Now our competition is closed, we will share with you a range of entries here for you to enjoy and celebrate the wonderful nature that can be found in Chiswick. My Nosey Neighbour I bumped into this visitor behind our garden shed.  The female fox … Read more


Esther Prujanski

Wildlife evening with Andy Sands, naturalist, photographer and owner of Chiswick Camera Shop. 28th June, 7pm, Christ Church, Turnham Green, W4 5DT

GuestSpeaker Talks

This event is finished. Thank you to everyone who participated. We are delighted that Andy Sands has agreed to share some of his wide-ranging knowledge of the flora and fauna around us. Andy has had a keen interest in nature since childhood. His talks are … Read more


Andy Sands with National Geographic images on display