• Box Colour
  • Adonis blue

    Adonis blue

  • Emperor dragonfly

    Emperor dragonfly

  • Lilly of the Valley

    Lilly of the Valley

  • Grey seal

    Grey seal

  • Rainbow parakeet

    Rainbow parakeet

  • Saltmarsh surey - skinflats

    Saltmarsh survey - Skinflats

  • Grey-cushioned grimmia

    Grey-cushioned grimmia

  • Goatsbeard


  • Colour
  • Meadow thistle

    Meadow thistle

  • Mountain pansy

    Mountain pansy

  • Surveying on Greenham Common

    Surveying on Greenham Common

  • Striped shieldbug

    Striped shieldbug

  • Puffin


  • Colour
  • Red kite

    Red kite

  • Monkey orchid

    Monkey orchid

  • Shining hookeria

    Shining hookeria

  • Tay survey

    Saltmarsh survey - Tay Estuary

  • Verdigris fungus

    Verdigris fungus



Fifty: 50 Years 50 Species

A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)
About the book

Just over 50 years ago, a small group of people met one cold November evening in a school hall in Oxford. This small band of naturalists understood that urgent action was needed to protect the natural world from threat, so they committed themselves to work to halt the needless destruction of our wild places and wildlife. And so the Wildlife Trust was born.
 Today, the actions of those early pioneers of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) mean that we can still enjoy a host of spectacular wild plants and animals in their natural habitats. We have a huge amount to thank those founding members for: Fifty is a tribute to them.
As you turn the pages of this beautiful book we hope you will be awed by the sheer beauty of our wildlife and enjoy reading about the ways in which BBOWT has helped to protect it.
 We have chosen just 50 species to showcase, but it could so easily have been 500, if only we had the space... There are just so many stories to tell! But one thing is certain: it would have been a very different story had BBOWT never existed and with your continuing support we look forward to the next 50 years

ISBN: 978 1 874357 43 8
Size: 245 x 245 mm
Pages: 112pp
Illustrations: Full colour throughout