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Could you join a team to monitor and improve biodiversity in Harrow?

The severity of the ecological and climate crises means that all of Harrow needs to contribute to alleviating and improving the situation. During the COVID lockdowns many of us have become more aware of the importance of nature and how it can be nurtured, and lift our spirits, in even the smallest corners of a busy townscape.

We are looking to recruit a new volunteer team that will concentrate on biodiversity and wildlife in our gardens, streets, parks and all through the built environment, provisionally called Harrow Wildlife Action. See here for more information.

Harrow Conservation Forum is a Sub-Committee of the Harrow Heritage Trust (click here for the Trust's own website). The Forum is a group of volunteers who maintain the majority of the nature reserves and wild open spaces in the London Borough of Harrow.

We organize conservation action events in the various reserves as well as fun and educational events including guided walks: click on the relevant link for a current calendar.

The Old Dairy (Wood Farm Visitor Centre) is an excellent base for natural history study by small groups of children or adults. It can also be booked for other activities such as classes and exercise sessions. Click here for more details.

The green dots on the sketch map on the left shows the location of our sites. Click on a dot for information on that site, or choose a link from the list below.

Bentley Old Vicarage Nature Reserve (V on map)
Bentley Priory (B on map)
Newton Farm Ecology Park (N on map)
Old Redding Open Space including Lady Gilbert's Orchard (O on map)
Pear Wood (P on map)
Roxborough Rough (R on map)
Stanmore Common (C on map)
Stanmore Country Park (S on map)
Stanmore Little Common (L on map)
Wood Farm (W on map)

There are other sites, from tiny woods to large areas, that Harrow Council would be happy for us to take over management of if a warden or warden team could be found. So contact us if you are interested. Great for the CV of anyone intending to go into conservation as a career!

Contact details

See individual pages for contact details of the reserve wardens.
For general enquiries about the Forum contact

Other content and links
butterfly Archive of photos 2008-Spring 2014, on Flickr. For more recent photos see our Facebook page (link at right). ladybird See our Facebook site for current photographs and other material. JNCC logo National sites giving specific information on aspects of natural history and conservation LBP logo External sites relevant to our work and sites in Harrow
injector Advice on wildlife problems
including Lyme disease
sedge Leaflets about our sites and about the nature trails heron Documents with more detail: surveys, management plans and internal procedures and policies

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