Wild Amersham

Welcome to Wild Amersham!

Walking through the many green spaces in and around Amersham, you could be forgiven for thinking that Amersham is a biodiversity ‘hot spot’. Compared with an inner city area, this might seem true, but as with much of the British Isles, wildlife in Amersham and its surrounding areas is in serious decline.

Mammals, insects, birds, wild plants, fungi and all the other creatures that once made up a rich and thriving tapestry of life have been impacted by habitat loss and fragmentation, pollution, and increasingly, changes in the once predictable cycles of seasonal rainfall and temperatures.

Wild Amersham is a new group set up by local people who, just like you, care about the natural world and want to act to make a difference. At the same time we are people who appreciate the gifts of nature, whether physical beauty, natural resources or its positive effects on our mental and physical wellbeing.  

Our ‘big’ vision is to see Amersham restored to healthy levels of biodiversity. On the ground this manifests as encouraging people to enjoy and learn about local nature through events such as walks, talks, workshops or practical work in nature; projects to enhance and restore nature in gardens or other local areas; monitoring biodiversity; and much more. Were just getting going!

 

Community building is a vital part of how we wish to work. We’d like to work with and support the many good projects and organisations already in Amersham; and to enable everyone to be part of making Amersham a richer, more biodiverse, more resilient place for nature and for the humans who call Amersham home!

We’d love to hear from you – if you have a question, suggestion, would like to attend events or are willing to help out to help nature in Amersham thrive, please click here for a form to contact us. 

We now have a Calendar! If you wish to find out about events and activities happening around Amersham click here.

Wild Amersham is part of Sustainable Amersham and operates in old and new Amersham and Chesham Bois. 

Our work

Seed Swap

Wild Amersham held its first seed swap at March’s Repair Café.  We were delighted to see so many members of the local community turn up

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