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A local wildlife group set up to protect and promote ecosystems and 
biodiversity in Hook Norton and the surrounding area. 



We are a nature depleted nation & what we have left are remnants of what was once here.                                                                                                                                          Tony Juniper, Chairman of Natural England


A warm welcome to "Hooky in Harmony". We hope that you will be inspired to join us to engage with nature and help to protect our local wildlife and its habitat.

To enable everyone to get involved, there is no group membership fee. The majority of the events
organised  are free to attend, but occasionally a small charge may be made to cover speaker costs.   



of the UKs Statutory nature agencies call for greater action & investment in nature


of all UK species studied have declined since the 1970s


of the UKs wildflower meadows have been lost in the last century


of species within the UK are said to be threatened with extinction

Hooky in Harmony News

We have recently been asked for advice about helping injured wildllife. Calling a local veterinary surgery is a good place to start, but we also have some great  Wildlife Rescue Centres in our area. These include:


The Nutkin Ward in Middleton Cheney, run by Tess, a registered veterinary nurse with over 20 years wildlife care experience. Tess set up the Nutkin Ward in 2010 in response to a need for local wildlife care. The Nutkin Ward's mobile number is: 07733 220266 - leave a message and they call you back.


Oxfordshire Wildlife Rescue based in Blewbury. Their Wildlife Casualty Centre is open from 9am until 10pm, but they also have a 24 hour manned helpline and run a wildlife ambulance for larger casuaties that are unable to be taken by members of the public to the centre.

Our grateful thanks to the photographers who have provided photographs for our website:

Leslie Bowman, Diana Bunyon,  Gemma Evans

Mark Hunter (,

David McGill (,
VersatileUAS, Catherine Wright

     Hook Norton Brook is currently classed as
 "Poor ecological status!”

Hooky in Harmony Diary Dates

Further events for 2024 still to be confirmed. Please check back for details.

Friday 24th May Swallow watching at Nill Farm Cottages. Come along to watch these amazing birds with their babies. Learn a few facts about swallows including their amazing migration and see what is being done at Nill Farm Cottages to help them. 7-8pm. Free of charge

Saturday 20th July
Our stand will be at the Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales to raise funds and chat about all things widlife. Do come and say hello!

Sunday 28th July The Big Butterfly Count. Leisurely walk on The d'Arcy Dalton Way to record butterflies. No experience needed! 11am-12.30pm Free of charge.

To raise funds towards the group's running costs, later in the year we shall be holding an Equestrian Car Boot Sale. Further details to follow.

Saturday 15th June Guided Swift Walk in Hook Norton village. 7.30pm. A leisurely hour to hour and a half walk in Hook Norton to see our resident swifts. Our guide will be Chris Mason from Cherwell Swifts Conservation Project. Tickets are £2.50 each. Please email: if you would like a ticket. 

Swift 4 Credit photo to Abby Eaton & Swift conservation.jpg

Credit: Abby Eaton/Swift Conservation

Credit: Alain Georgy/Swift Conservation

Hooky in Harmony has recently linked up with Cherwell & Ray Water Watchers, to co-ordinate volunteers to help monitor Hook Norton Brook and part of the Swere. Testing is done on the second weekend of each month and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. We currently have enough volunteers, but if you would be interested in volunteering for the future, please drop us an email.

If you would like to receive our events newsletter, please subscribe on the Contacts page

Please remember to email us: if you are planning to attend an event, so that we can forward you all necessary details and location. All ticketed events are on a first come first served basis, with payment by bank transfer then confirming your space. Please email for bank details.

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22nd May 2022

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