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Information on groups working for nature conservation in North Northamptonshire

Group name


Web page

Description of the what the group does

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Amphibian and Reptile Conservation


Web page

Description of they do in Rockingham Forest.

Possible local group in P'boro?

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Back from the Brink, Roots of Rockingham

Suzannah O'Riordan and Liz Morrison are based at Top Lodge, Fineshade


01780 444067 

Local project details

National project details

The high profile national project is run by Natural England and seven of the leading wildlife charities. 20 local projects aim to restore local habitats for threatened species, and the Roots of  Rockingham project is being led by Butterfly Conservation with the aim of re-introducing the Chequered Skipper butterfly to England. Butterflies were brought from Belgium and now appear to be breeding at an undisclosed location in the area. 

The project is also aiming to improve the woodlands for special species such as Adder, Barbastelle Bat, Concolorous Moth, Willow Tit, Fly Orchid etc. The project organises a programme of talks, training, work parties etc.


Bat Conservation Trust



What they do in Rockingham Forest


BTO, the British Trust for Ornithology

Representative for Northants region,
Barrie Galpin


Rep for Peterborough and Hunts region,
Derek Langslow



BTO Website

If you are a keen birder in the Rockingham Forest area there are national surveys that you can help with locally. In particular there's the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) , the Wetland Bird  Survey (WBS), Garden Birdwatch, the Heronries Census, the Nest Record Scheme and several others.  These surveys require different levels of skill  and experience - but the main requirement is enthusiasm!


Regional reps organise the surveys locally and can tell you more - please get in touch. There's training possibilities and great resources to help your birding skills  on the BTO website

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What they do in Rockingham Forest