Nature Directory

  • Reading & District Natural History Society

    Activities: Walks

    The Society was founded way back in 1881 to encourage the study of natural history in the Reading area. Our members come from all around Reading but the ‘district’ is a very general area and members come from as far afield as South Oxfordshire, Maidenhead

  • Reading College

    Activities: Education and Training

    We have created a friendly and vibrant community at the College to ensure that students work hard, but also enjoy their time here.

  • Reading Friends of the Earth Group

    Activities: Events

    Reading FoE meetings usually take place on the second Wednesday of every month upstairs at RISC 35-39 London Street at 8pm.

  • Reading Sustainability Centre

    Activities: Events

    We are working to establish an eco-education centre, combined with a hydro scheme on Caversham Weir, Reading.

  • River Thames Society

    Activities: Education and Training, Places to Visit

    The River Thames Society* was formed in 1962 to conserve the river for future generations and represents all river users whether they be fishermen, walkers, boat owners or just interested in its very rich history, traditions, flora and fauna.

  • Rivers & Environmental Spaces Clean-Up Event (RESCUE)

    Activities: Events, Volunteering

    RESCUE is a bi-annual environmental clean up event to help keep the rivers, green spaces and urban areas in and around Reading tidy. The clean up relies on the local business and voluntary community to form a ‘clean up team’ to take part.

  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

    Activities: Advice, Education and Training, Events, Places to Visit, Volunteering, Walks

    The RSPB is the countrys largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again.

  • Sheepdrove Organic Farm

    Activities: Education and Training, Events, Volunteering

    Large organic farm on Lambourn Downs. Sheepdrove Trust supports conservation projects on the farm.

  • Shinfield Parish Volunteer Group (SPVG)

    Activities: Volunteering

    Voluntary work in our local area including nature recording and conservation activities.

  • Thames River Restoration Trust (TRRT)

    Activities: Events

    TRRT is a charity dedicated to improving the river and its tributaries to benefit people and nature. We take an overview of the whole of the Thames and its tributaries, as a river basin approach is needed to restore the system to full health.

  • Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC)

    Activities: Advice, Volunteering

    We collect, analyse and share geodiversity and biodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire to help people make sound decisions about how to develop and manage land sustainably and where to direct wildlife conservation work.

  • Thames Valley Fungus Group

    Activities: Education and Training, Events, Volunteering

    We are an informal group meeting for about a dozen fungus forays each season (usually from September to late November) with an occasional spring foray. Forays are held in the beautiful woodland and grassland of the Thames Valley area: Berkshire, South Oxfordshire.

  • The John Simonds Trust: Rushall Organic Farm

    Activities: Education and Training

    Teaches about the countryside at Rushall Farm

  • The Mammal Society

    Activities: Advice, Education and Training

    Bringing people together for mammal research and conservation

  • The Museum of English Rural Life – Reading University

    Activities: Advice, Education and Training, Events

    The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside.

  • The Tree Council

    Activities: Events, Volunteering

    The Tree Council is the UK lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment.

  • The Woodland Trust

    Activities: Events, Volunteering, Funding

    The UK's leading woodland conservation charity. Help us plant trees, protect woods and inspire people to enjoy the nature on their doorstep.

  • Theale Area Bird Conservation Group

    Activities: Volunteering

    The T.A.B.C.G. was founded in 1988 to try and preserve habitat in the area of the Theale Gravel Pits and is involved with habitat management from creation to maintenance. The group offers a friendly atmosphere and one which welcomes new members.

  • Thrive

    Activities: Events, Volunteering

    Using gardening to change lives

  • University of Reading

    Activities: Education and Training