Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust takes practical action for wildlife across Herefordshire. Our 55 Nature Reserves showcase wonderful examples of wildlife habitat: ancient woodland and old orchards on the Woolhope Dome, wildflower meadows in the Golden Valley and wetlands through the Lower Lugg Valley to name just a few.

The projects we run often focus on creating or restoring wildlife habitats outside of our reserves such as re-establishing lost pond networks through our landscapes, planting new reedbeds or supporting landowners to make their estates increasingly wildlife friendly.

We also work hard to engage people with our county’s wildlife and wild spaces through our community projects, many of which focus on bringing children closer to the nature on their doorstep.

With nearly 5,000 members and 300 volunteers, together we give wildlife a voice within our county, working with local government, groups and individuals to create a Herefordshire richer and more diverse in wildlife.


“Our gardens can be wonderful habitats for many species of wildlife – especially birds. Watching the birds that visit our feeders is a fantastic way to feel connected with nature and its also a great way to learn about each species – for children and adults alike! We are very proud of our long relationship with Vine House Farm who provide this wonderful introduction to wildlife through their products and who do so much to support the Wildlife Trusts.”

- Helen Stace, Chief Executive, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

The funds we have received from Vine House Farm have directly contributed towards the management work we do on our nature reserves – particularly our woodlands. They have enabled us to carry out traditional tasks such as coppicing – paying for the tools and keeping our volunteer minibus on the road so our dedicated volunteers can travel to each site.

Love birds? Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is currently working hard to improve sites within the Lower Lugg Valley for wetland birds from curlew and oystercatcher to reed warbler and bearded reedlings. Visit our sites at Bodenham Lake and Lugg Meadows to find out more.


Join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Join Herefordshire Wildlife Trust today to help us create a Herefordshire rich in wildlife and wild places.


Discover the wildlife around you

To discover the wilder side of Herefordshire, why not visit one of our nature reserves? From pied flycatchers at Brilley Green Dingle and glorious globe flower at Upper Welson Marsh to hares in the meadows at Birches Farm and ancient yew trees at Nupend Wood there’s always more to discover.


Volunteer with the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

We can’t do it alone! Our 300 volunteers are vital in helping us to protect Herefordshire’s wildlife: join in today!


Leave a long-lasting legacy

There are many ways to help wildlife today but leaving a gift in your will can make a difference for wildlife for tomorrow.


Donate to the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

A donation to support our ongoing work – or a particular project – can make a big difference. We make the most of each gift, doing the best we can for wildlife.


Looking to get your bird food supplies?

Browse our bird seed mixes and support the Wildlife Trusts with every purchase.

Bird Food

All the foods we supply from Vine House Farm are high quality and can be considered energy-rich.


Bird Feeders

We know, that it is not just the selection of food that is important in determining which species of bird you attract to your garden - it is also the type of feeder used.

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Read our latest advice articles, giving you information on feeding, wildlife, habitats and more. As well as our latest news from the farm.