The Wildlife Group are enthusiasts working to encourage the cooperation of residents in enhancing the local wildlife - by raising awareness locally of the many species of plants, birds, insects, amphibians and small mammals which share our urban habitat.
Outreach: We have an annual public lecture on a wildlife subject of local interest. Recent subjects have been: hedgehogs, foxes, owls and wildlife gardening. Lively discussions with the lecturers usually follow these talks.
Cooperation: We support other local organisations which are concerned with wildlife, such as London Wildlife Trust who administer Sydenham Hill Wood Nature Reserve, and the Sydenham Hill Station Nature Reserve. We also liaise continuously with the Dulwich Society Tree Committee.
Recording: We take part in local and national bird recording surveys - the national stag beetle survey (in which South London gardens rated very highly) and we have also taken part in the London ladybird survey.
Emergency Help: We can also advise on the care of wounded wild animals and birds; and put people in touch with organisations who will help with these cases.
Wildlife Group terms of reference (PDF)
Contact Peter Roseveare,
During August, the Wildlife Group would like you to tell them what you see in your garden. Anything that grabs your attention: birds singing, butterflies flying, beetles beetling, insects pollinating, whatever. Just give a date and a species name if you know it (but ‘flying ant’ will do).
Watching your garden wildlife is not only enjoyable, recording your observations will help the Wildlife Group understand what we are gaining and losing in Dulwich, in the context of the climate crisis.
Email your information to our Wildlife Group at