The Friends of The Trap Grounds

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Sunday 19 May, from 2 pm to 5 pm: join us for pond-dipping and green crafts; learn how to use microscopes and binoculars; and (at 4 pm) meet the winners of the Phil & Jim creative writing competition. All ages welcome, but children under 16 must bring a responsible adult. Wear wellies and old clothes.


Enjoy the post-dawn chorus! Meet us at 7 am on the canal bridge in Aristotle Lane for a one-hour walk round the Trap Grounds with birdwatcher Sam Crofts. Bring binoculars if you can; and be prepared for muddy ground. 


Our AGM will be held on TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY at St Margaret’s Institute, Polstead Road, north Oxford, at 7.30 pm. Join us to celebrate conservation progress and key wildlife sightings of the past 12 months. The guest speaker will be Nigel Fisher, Conservator of Wytham Woods, giving an illustrated talk about the wildlife of Wytham.


SUNDAY 31 MARCH, 10 am to 4 pm. Oxford Conservation Volunteers will be working with us, on tasks for all abilities. Tools are provided. Wear boots and old clothes. Come for all or part of the time. Bring sandwiches for the lunch break at 1 pm. Young people under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Winter Work Party

On SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER we will be planting trees in the morning from 10.30 to 12.30; and in the afternoon from 1.30 to 3.30 pm. Come for either session – or both: bring a picnic lunch! Meet us at the entrance at 10.30 am or 1.30 pm; or come and find us on site at the far end of the boardwalk; ring 07879 488785 if lost. Wear boots and old clothes. Tools are provided.

Autumn Work Parties

Join us on Sunday 30 September and Sunday 7 October, from 3 pm to 5 pm, for a variety of tasks to suit all abilities. Tools are provided. Please wear boots and old clothes. Meet us by the shed at the start, or come and find us near the back entrance later on.


On Sunday 20 May: an afternoon of activities for all ages: a wildlife quest, pond dipping, guided walks, story telling, creative writing, etc. 2 pm to 4 pm. Children should wear old clothes and be accompanied by a responsible adult.

WORK PARTIES, Spring 2018

SUNDAY 13 MAY: essential conservation tasks for all abilities. Tools are provided. Please wear boots and old clothes. 2 pm to 4 pm. Rain will not deter us!