A family group of swans on Lancaster canal

Connect with nature

Our aim is to provide you with the chance to connect (or reconnect) with the incredible wildlife we have right here on our doorstep in Lancaster. 

Talks, walks and wellbeing events are provided throughout the year so that you can experience your local patch through the seasons.

Connect with people

Our events offer you the chance to meet with other people who share a common interest. 

We are a sociable group and aim to finish at a local cafe or pub at the end of the session. This is especially welcome in the colder months of the year!

Wildlife Wellbeing Walks is a Community Interest Company (CIC). This means that all profits will be used to fund events in the Lancaster area for local people. 

Wildlife Wellbeing Walks group (c) Jane Lang

Learn about nature

For each walk I research at least one species so that you can learn about its natural history, but also research historical information (such as how its name came about) and cultural references. A poem about one of our species (or the season) usually features as part of the session.

The more we interact with species and connect with them, on whatever level, the more likely we are to value and protect them.

About me

My name is Ros Jones and I have a degree in Botany (The University of Reading) and a PhD in plant biochemistry, ecology and pollution (Aberystwyth University). Whilst studying at Aberystwyth I studied Lifelong Learning modules in Field Ecology (plant, bird & bird song, and dragonfly identification).

Most recently, I gained a teaching qualification from Lancaster University: Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA). I have used this design short courses in plant identification and plan to expand this to birds and their songs.

I enjoy frequent walks on my local patch and am able to identify many species of plants, animals and invertebrates in the area.