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Isle of Wight

We run a small nature reserve at Blackwater where we work with all community groups. We have several education and support programs that cover the national curriculum for primary schools, Home Educators, college students, unemployed and other vulnerable people - Volunteers help us to manage the nature reserve.  We love what we do




 FRIENDS of Naturezones support our important work



Click here for details of Friendship schemes PDFfile

Make it a gift for Christmas

Family membership is for 4 people with at least 1 adult


The shop has moved back to our nature reserve at Blackwater

Open Wednesday 10am - 3pm,

Thursday and weekends 10.30 - 5pm until clocks go back than 10.30 - 3.30 pm



enter PLANT NATIVE site here


More good News for Naturezones

Heritage Lottery Grant now approved for Transitional Funding

We have been awarded 28,000 to help develop our self-funding ambitions. The grant  will include advice from experts. Research into other similar organisations, financial support to make us more regularly accessible to the community, set up a young directors scheme and further training for volunteers and session workers. This is a massive step forward for us. it will bring us into the mainstream of The Island's natural history education and give us future sustainability for the posterity of our organisation. We are very excited that the world famous Wild Fowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) will be our main advisors.

Project manager Angela Hewitt said "Sir Peter Scott has been the main influence behind the creation of Naturezones and it is a dream come true to be working with the WWT.

New Education Centre - The Planning Department have approved our application for a new Education Centre and workshop. This will allow us to run indoor activities, lectures and workshops during the winter. Our normal outdoor activities are still the mainstay of our ethos but this small expansion makes us available to more communities. We now have the grand task of fund raising.


Springwatch. Do Something Great

Become a volunteer at Naturezones


Drop in on Nature

Awards for All, run by the Big Lottery Fund has granted us 8,000 to run drop in sessions for parts of the community that are disadvantaged. The elderly and infirm, people with health problems and dementia, carers and the cared for, children with their grandparents and the  elderly who are isolated . The grant has afforded a path way for wheelchair access, seating for resting points around the nature reserve and materials for craft activities and nature observation



Naturezones  - The Video Story so Far .




Supporting each other

The Red Squirrel Trust

We sell their squirrel feeders and Dreys

Notice Board 23/9/16

Directions can be found on the MAP page


COFFEE MORNING and plant sale tomorrow - Saturday -  10.30 - 1pm

and next Thursday 29th same time



We need to raise 20,000 for our New Education Centre. Your support will be greatly appreciated

Please donate 5.00




Monday art group for adults please click on courses and workshops



Weekends and Thursday 10.30 - 4pm

Entrance 3 donation includes tea/coffee/squash

Explore the nature reserve and learn about nature.  Do a quiz and earn a wise owl badge - see stop press

Learn how to create a wild flower patch

Buy an unusual gift in the nature shop


Children's Parties on the Isle of Wight

6 - 12 years. We provide two and half hours of nature-explorer activities.  Minimum 10 children. Parents provide birthday cake


 Nature Nymphs and Dragonflies - Every week during school terms. Please book. More info on schools page

Wet weather gear an almost certainty



VOLUNTEER WARDEN/S Weekends 10.30 to close

Conservation Volunteers wanting to get fit. Help to manage our lovely nature reserve. Wednesday 10am - 3pm, Thursday and weekends 10.30am  - 3pm



Meadow Growing Instructions (pdf file)

Native Species Plants now available from our Blackwater Centre. also of local provenance hay/yellow rattle seed 3.00, Bluebell seed 4.00 and a wide range wildflower seed and mixes for various soils from 3.00 pkt

Open Wednesday 10am - 3pm Thursday and weekends 10.30 - 5pm until clocks go back then 10.30 - 3.30 pm



Please contact Angela if your organisation would like to hear one of Angela's visually supported talks "Naturezones - Beginnings" or "How to Create a Wild flower Area"


Green Girls and Gals

Conservation Club

Wide range of seasonal activities - learn about conservation while caring for a small nature reserve (school leavers to senior citizens)

 next dates....

Every wednesday


save the bees - save the world !!