Eden Wild Goose Nature

EWG Nature Logo colour

Eden Wild Goose is developing 'EWG Nature' in our community with a view to exploring, caring for and appreciating nature in our locality. 

We plan to draw together a cross section of people, beginners or more experienced with interest from bugs to birds, soil to water, art to science… who would be keen to enjoy nature with others. We hope people will move from Curiosity to Appreciation and from Celebration to Action and 
Opportunity, CACAO. The Cacao pod brings good things to life.  Although we may not be growing Cacao here , it is the source of cocoa butter and chocolate that we enjoy. 

The vision of Eden Wild Goose Nature is to encourage and enable people to engage with wildlife and nature through...
Curiosity about the world around us,
Appreciation of our part in it,
Celebration of the good it brings,
Action to protect it,
Opportunity to encourage others in the same circle of life.

Cacao Vision

There are many thoughts on how we might proceed with the Eden Wild Goose Nature, including learning to recognise birdsong, species identification, nature walks, wildflower meadow and gardening and encouraging children and family involvement.

Link to The Blue Tit called Caerulea
 and the story of her nest


At present we are working on:
A wildflower bank next to Wetheral Church on Ferry Hill.
A wildflower pollinating project in the ground on St Pauls Holme Eden.
Therapeutic gardening in different venues.
Local nature walks, focusing on birds and trees.
Wildlife camera recording for the website and Facebook.

Himalayan Balsam Bashing

Eden Rivers Trust leaflet

Coming Soon
The Great Big Green Week - End of September 2022
List of events and opportunities to join in.
Great Big Green Week logo


Recording of a recent event
The Climate is changing: What on earth can I do?

A talk before COP26 - Audio recording and PowerPoint slides
A talk by Dr Richard Waller
Link to page

Climate is changing publicity

Nature links on this site

Nature Posters
Link to Fungi page

Nature articles from the monthly Focus Magazine
Link to page

Nature sightings, photos and videos
Link to page


Wetheral churchyard
Link to page

One Minute Mindful Moments EWG Art
Link to page

Caerulea the Blue Tit: The story of her nest in Spring 2022
Link to page
220328 Caerulea at the entranc


Our thanks to sponsors

Local COOP Warwick Bridge
A grant towards Wildflower pollinators in Holme Eden

Fellfoot Forward: North Pennines ANOB  (weblink)
A grant towards wildlife track camera and birdbox with camera

Cumbria County Council
A grant towards Eden Wild Goose including Nature

Events so far...

Bat Watch Walk
21st May 2022
Over 30 people came to listen to three different types of bat on detector instruments,
Led by the Cumberland Bat Group

Bat Care Training
23rd May 2022
A day on learning how to look after injured bats.

Woodland Tree walk
23rd May 2022
Near Lanercost Abbey with Bluebells

'Considering Climate Change'
an Engage talk by Graeme Skinner 17th Oct 2021

Link to page


Woodland walk Saturday 11th Sept

Link to page

Celebrating our Planet walk 5th-6th Sept

Link to page


Amphibian and Reptile survey Aug 2021
Link to page

Aglionby Wetlands pond dipping Aug 2021
Link to page

Churches Count on Nature Jun 2021
Awe Walks Tuesday 8th Jun

Link to page


'Making Connections'
Open community meeting
9th March 2020 7.30pm

St Paul's Holme Eden

Link to information page

'Working Together' Consultation Day
19th February 2020


'Wetheral Wood walk'
11th February 2020

Link to page

'Wetlands at Susan's Farm'
10th February 2020

Link to page and video
A few other links


Identifying bird song

Spring wildflower ID walk: Twelve common flowers